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PDFWAC 110-300-0140

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

(1) Early learning materials and equipment must be visible, accessible to children in care, and must be arranged to promote and encourage independent access by children.
(2) An early learning provider must display age and developmentally appropriate early learning materials. Materials must be located at enrolled children's eye level and related to current activities or curriculum.
(3) An early learning 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) An early learning provider must have extra clothing available for children who wet, soil, or have a need to change clothes.
(5) An early learning provider must supply individual storage space for each child's belongings while in attendance. 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 (for example: Blocks, puppets, language and literary materials, art materials, clay or play dough, music and movement, or dramatic play).
[WSR 18-15-001, recodified as § 110-300-0140, 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, § 170-300-0140, filed 6/30/18, effective 8/1/19.]
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