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PDFWAC 110-301-0140

Room arrangement, child-related displays, private space, and belongings.

(1) School-age materials and equipment must be visible, accessible to children in care, and arranged to promote and encourage independent access by children.
(2) A school-age provider must display age and developmentally appropriate school-age materials. Materials must be related to current activities and located so a child can find, use, and return materials independently.
(3) A school-age provider must offer, or allow a child to create, a place for privacy. This space must:
(a) Allow the provider to supervise children; and
(b) Include an area accessible to children who seek or need time alone or in small groups.
(4) A school-age provider must have extra clothing available for children who wet, soil, or have a need to change clothes.
(5) A school-age provider must ensure children have individual storage space for each child's belongings while in attendance. This may include, but is not limited to, a child's personal backpack or individual storage bins provided by the program. At a minimum, the space must be:
(a) Accessible to the child; and
(b) Large enough and spaced sufficiently apart from other storage space to:
(i) Store the child's personal articles and clothing; and
(ii) Promote or encourage children to organize their possessions.
(6) Child usable and accessible areas must be arranged to provide sufficient space for routine care, child play, and learning activities. These areas must be designed to:
(a) Allow the provider to supervise or actively supervise the children, depending on the nature of the activities;
(b) Allow children to move freely; and
(c) Allow for different types of activities at the same time, such as manipulatives, language and literary materials, art materials, table games, music, or dramatic play.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055 and 43.216.065. WSR 21-10-035, ยง 110-301-0140, filed 4/27/21, effective 6/1/21.]
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