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PDFWAC 110-301-0315

Communication modeling and reasoning.

(1) A school-age provider must be aware of and responsive to children's developmental, linguistic, cultural, and learning needs.
(2) A school-age provider must be aware of and responsive to children's needs by engaging in activities such as:
(a) Asking developmentally appropriate questions for the age group and allow children to answer without interruption from the provider;
(b) Circulating among the children during free choice activities and talking with children about what they are doing;
(c) A school-age provider must use language to develop and encourage children's reasoning skills by using techniques such as:
(i) Talking about logical relationships or concepts during the day including, but not limited to, the daily schedule, the differences and similarities between objects, or people in the program;
(ii) Introducing concepts using guiding questions that encourage children to figure out cause and effect relationships;
(iii) Providing opportunities for reading and writing activities; and
(iv) Asking open-ended questions to help children improve skills and acquire knowledge.
(d) A school-age provider working with non-English speaking children must encourage language development and acquisition by using techniques such as:
(i) Using words in various languages to talk about the program routines;
(ii) Reading books out loud or using audio books; and
(iii) Playing games in different languages.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055 and 43.216.065. WSR 21-10-035, ยง 110-301-0315, filed 4/27/21, effective 6/1/21.]
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