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Application materials.

(1) After completing a department orientation, an applicant must submit a complete license application packet, pursuant to chapter 43.216 RCW. A complete license application packet includes:
(a) Professional and background information about the applicant:
(i) A completed department application form for a school-age program;
(ii) A copy of the applicant's orientation certificate (orientation must be taken within twelve months of license application);
(iii) A Washington state business license or a tribal, county, or city business or occupation license, if applicable;
(iv) Liability insurance;
(v) Certificate of incorporation, partnership agreement, or similar business organization document, if applicable;
(vi) The license fee;
(vii) A copy of current government issued photo identification;
(viii) A copy of Social Security card or sworn declaration stating that the applicant does not have one;
(ix) Employer identification number (EIN) if applicant plans to hire staff; and
(x) Employment and education verification. For example: Diploma, transcripts, or a sworn declaration stating that the applicant cannot verify education requirements.
(b) Information about the facility to be licensed:
(i) A floor plan, including use of proposed licensed and unlicensed space, with identified emergency exits and emergency exit pathways;
(ii) Certificate of occupancy for any program that is not located on public or private school premises;
(iii) For any program that is not located on public or private school premises, documentation, no more than three years old, from a licensed inspector, septic designer, or engineer that states the septic system and drain field are maintained and in working order, if applicable;
(iv) E. coli bacteria and nitrate testing results for well water that is no more than twelve months old, if applicable;
(v) A lead or arsenic evaluation agreement for any program that is not located on public or private school premises and is located in the Tacoma smelter plume (counties of King, Pierce, and Thurston); and
(vi) For any program that is not located on public or private school premises, lead and copper test results for drinking water.
(c) Program days and hours of operation, including closure dates and holiday observances; and
(d) Information about school-age program staff:
(i) List of applicant, and if applicable and known, staff persons and volunteers required to complete the background check process as outlined in chapter 110-06 WAC; and
(ii) Resume for applicant, program director, and site director, if applicable.
(2) An applicant must include the following policy documents with the application, which will be reviewed by the department and returned to the applicant:
(a) Parent and program policies;
(b) Staff policies;
(c) An emergency preparedness plan; and
(d) Health policies.
(3) An applicant must submit the completed application packet at least ninety calendar days prior to the planned opening of the school-age program. The department will inspect the school-age program space and approve all application submissions required in this chapter prior to issuing a license.
(a) The ninety calendar days begins when the department receives a complete application packet.
(b) Incomplete application packets will be returned to the applicant for completion.
(c) An applicant who is unable to successfully complete the application and licensing process within ninety days may withdraw the application and reapply when the applicant is able to meet the licensing requirements. If the applicant has completed the steps of the application process within ninety days but an external barrier out of the applicant's control exists, the reapplication fee will be waived one time.
(d) An applicant who is unable to meet the application requirements and has not withdrawn their application will be denied a license, pursuant to RCW 43.216.325.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.216.055 and 43.216.065. WSR 21-10-035, ยง 110-301-0400, filed 4/27/21, effective 6/1/21.]
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