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PDFWAC 110-300-0305

Curriculum philosophy and planning.

(1) An early learning provider must have a written curriculum philosophy that describes the program of planned daily activities related to early childhood or child development.
(2) The curriculum philosophy must address all age groups being served, be informed by the Washington state early learning and development guidelines, and may include:
(a) How children develop emotionally, socially, cognitively, and physically;
(b) What early learning looks like or areas of focus for each age group being served;
(c) How the provider will meet cultural, dual language learner, and special needs of children in care;
(d) How to guide learning and social interactions;
(e) The importance of play to a child's learning process; and
(f) For infants and toddlers, the importance of developing consistent, nurturing relationships with caregivers as a component of learning.
(3) Staff must be trained on the program's curriculum philosophy.
(4) A lead teacher or family home early learning provider must be given regularly scheduled time to plan and develop curriculum and activities. Planning may be done during rest time but all supervision requirements pursuant to WAC 110-300-0345 must be met.
[WSR 18-15-001, recodified as § 110-300-0305, 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, § 170-300-0305, filed 6/30/18, effective 8/1/19.]
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