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PDFWAC 110-300-0106

Training requirements.

(1) Early learning providers licensed, working, or volunteering in an early learning program before the date this section becomes effective must complete the applicable training requirements of this section within three months of the date this section becomes effective unless otherwise indicated. State or federal rules may require health and safety training described under this chapter to be renewed annually. Early learning providers hired after the date this section becomes effective must complete the training requirements of subsections (4) through (10) of this section within three months of the date of hire and prior to working in an unsupervised capacity with children.
(2) License applicants and early learning providers must register with the electronic workforce registry prior to being granted an initial license or working with children in an unsupervised capacity.
(3) License applicants, center directors, assistant directors, program supervisors, lead teachers, assistant teachers, and aides must complete the child care basics training as approved or offered by the department:
(a) Prior to being granted a license;
(b) Prior to working unsupervised with children; or
(c) Within three months of the date this section becomes effective if already employed or being promoted to a new role.
(4) Early learning providers must complete the recognizing and reporting suspected child abuse, neglect, and exploitation training as approved or offered by the department according to subsection (1) of this section. Training must include the prevention of child abuse and neglect as defined in RCW 26.44.020 and mandatory reporting requirements under RCW 26.44.030.
(5) Early learning providers must complete the emergency preparedness training as approved or offered by the department (applicable to the early learning program where they work or volunteer) according to subsection (1) of this section.
(6) Early learning providers licensed to care for infants must complete the prevention and identifying shaken baby syndrome/abuse head trauma training as approved or offered by the department according to subsection (1) of this section.
(7) Early learning providers must complete the serving children experiencing homelessness training as approved or offered by the department according to subsection (1) of this section.
(8) License applicants and early learning providers licensed to care for infants must complete the safe sleep training as approved or offered by the department. This training must be completed annually and:
(a) Prior to being licensed;
(b) Prior to caring for infants; or
(c) According to subsection (1) of this section.
(9) Family home licensees, center directors, assistant directors, program supervisors, lead teachers, and other appropriate staff members must complete the child restraint training as approved or offered by the department. This training must be completed annually; and:
(a) Prior to being authorized to restrain an enrolled child; or
(b) According to subsection (1) of this section.
(10) Family home licensees, center directors, assistant directors, program supervisors, and lead teachers must complete the medication management and administration training as approved or offered by the department prior to giving medication to an enrolled child, or as indicated in subsection (1) of this section.
(11) Early learning providers who directly care for children must complete the prevention of exposure to blood and body fluids training that meets Washington state department of labor and industries' requirements prior to being granted a license or working with children. This training must be repeated pursuant to Washington state department of labor and industries regulations.
(12) Early learning providers must have a current first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification prior to being alone with children. Early learning providers must ensure that at least one staff person with a current first-aid and CPR certificate is present with each group of children at all times.
(a) Proof of certification may be a card, certificate, or instructor letter.
(b) The first-aid and CPR training and certification must:
(i) Be delivered in person and include a hands-on component for first aid and CPR demonstrated in front of an instructor certified by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute, or other nationally recognized certification program;
(ii) Include child and adult CPR; and
(iii) Infant CPR, if applicable.
(13) Early learning providers who prepare or serve food to children at an early learning program must obtain a current food worker card prior to preparing or serving food. Food worker cards must:
(a) Be obtained online or through the local health jurisdiction; and
(b) Be renewed prior to expiring.
[WSR 18-15-001, recodified as § 110-300-0106, filed 7/5/18, effective 7/5/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, 43.215.201 and chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 18-14-079, § 170-300-0106, filed 6/30/18, effective 8/1/19.]
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