Chapter 110-300B WAC

Last Update: 6/29/18

LICENSED FAMILY HOME CHILD CARE STANDARDS

(Formerly: Chapter 170-296A WAC)

WAC Sections

110-300B-0001Authority.
110-300B-0005Intent.
110-300B-0010Definitions.
110-300B-0050Special needs accommodations.
LICENSING PROCESS
110-300B-1000License required.
110-300B-1025Who must be licensed.
110-300B-1050The licensee.
110-300B-1075Child care subsidy.
110-300B-1100Tribal or military regulated or operated child care—Certification for payment.
110-300B-1125Orientation required.
110-300B-1150Preservice training.
110-300B-1175Basic STARS training.
110-300B-1200Background checks.
110-300B-1225Noncriminal background checks for individuals thirteen to sixteen years of age.
110-300B-1300Withdrawing an incomplete application.
110-300B-1325Fees—When due.
110-300B-1375Private septic system—Inspection and maintenance.
110-300B-1410Department inspection.
110-300B-1420Licensee declaration.
110-300B-1430Initial license.
110-300B-1450Nonexpiring full license.
110-300B-1475Moves.
110-300B-1525Change in circumstances.
110-300B-1600Multiple licenses, certifications or authorizations.
110-300B-1625Exception to rule.
110-300B-1650Exception to rule—Alternate method of meeting a requirement.
STAFF QUALIFICATIONS
110-300B-1700Licensee minimum age.
110-300B-1725Licensee minimum education.
110-300B-1735Minimum education—Licensees licensed prior to March 31, 2012.
110-300B-1750Tuberculosis.
110-300B-1800Ongoing training.
110-300B-1825First aid and cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.
110-300B-1850HIV/AIDS training—Bloodborne pathogens plan.
110-300B-1875Primary staff person.
110-300B-1900Primary staff person minimum age.
110-300B-1910Basic STARS training.
110-300B-1925Assistants and volunteers—Supervision.
110-300B-1950Assistants and volunteers—Minimum age.
110-300B-1975Licensee/staff qualifications and requirements table.
RECORDKEEPING, REPORTING AND POSTING
110-300B-2025Child records—Confidentiality.
110-300B-2050Child records—Contents.
110-300B-2075Licensee and staff records.
110-300B-2100Required records for household members.
110-300B-2125Child attendance records—Staff to child ratio records.
110-300B-2126Electronic attendance records—Records retention.
110-300B-2150Facility records.
110-300B-2175Materials that must be posted.
110-300B-2200Reporting incidents to 911 (emergency services).
110-300B-2225Reporting incidents to Washington poison center.
110-300B-2250Reporting incidents to a child's parent or guardian and the department.
110-300B-2275Other incident reporting to the department.
110-300B-2300Reporting to DSHS children's administration intake.
110-300B-2325Reporting notifiable condition to health department.
110-300B-2350Policies.
110-300B-2375Parent/guardian policies (handbook).
110-300B-2400Program/operations policies.
110-300B-2425Staff policies.
110-300B-2450Off-site activity policy.
FIRE AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
110-300B-2525Building codes.
110-300B-2550Requesting local fire department visit.
110-300B-2575Combustible and flammable materials.
110-300B-2600Furnaces and other heating devices.
110-300B-2625Electrical motors.
110-300B-2650Inspection of fireplaces, wood stoves, or similar wood-burning heating devices.
110-300B-2675Open flame devices, candles, matches and lighters.
110-300B-2700Emergency flashlight.
110-300B-2725Portable heaters and generators.
110-300B-2775Telephone.
110-300B-2825Fire evacuation plan.
110-300B-2850Disaster plan.
110-300B-2875Fire, disaster training for staff and volunteers.
110-300B-2900Emergency drills.
110-300B-2925Record of emergency drills.
110-300B-2950Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
110-300B-2975Additional method to sound an alarm.
110-300B-3000Fire extinguishers.
110-300B-3025Fire extinguisher, smoke/carbon monoxide detector use and testing.
110-300B-3050Monthly fire inspection.
HEALTH
110-300B-3200Health plan.
110-300B-3210Contagious disease procedure.
110-300B-3250Immunization tracking.
110-300B-3275Accepting a child who does not have current immunizations.
110-300B-3300Immunizations—Exemption.
110-300B-3315Medication management.
110-300B-3325Medication storage.
110-300B-3375Medication permission.
110-300B-3425Medication requirements.
110-300B-3450Sedating a child prohibited.
110-300B-3475Prescription medication.
110-300B-3525Nonprescription medications.
110-300B-3550Children taking their own medication.
110-300B-3575Injuries requiring first aid only.
110-300B-3600Injuries or illness requiring professional medical treatment.
110-300B-3625Handwashing.
110-300B-3650Hand sanitizers.
110-300B-3675When handwashing is required.
110-300B-3700Carpets.
110-300B-3725Where children may sleep.
110-300B-3750Mats, cots and other sleeping equipment.
110-300B-3775Bedding.
110-300B-3800Overnight sleeping.
110-300B-3825Loft style and bunk beds.
110-300B-3850Cleaning laundry.
110-300B-3875Cleaning and sanitizing toys.
110-300B-3925Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting table.
110-300B-3950Pest control.
110-300B-4025Drugs and alcohol.
110-300B-4050No smoking.
110-300B-4075First-aid kit.
110-300B-4100Poisons, chemicals and other substances.
ENVIRONMENTS
110-300B-4200Toys, equipment, and recalled items.
110-300B-4225Indoor licensed space—Minimum space.
110-300B-4250Indoor temperature.
110-300B-4275Fans, air conditioning or cross ventilation.
110-300B-4300Window coverings.
110-300B-4325Stairs.
ELECTRICAL AND LIGHTING
110-300B-4350Electrical outlets, cords and power strips.
110-300B-4360Area lighting.
110-300B-4375Lighting safety.
EXITS
110-300B-4400Exit doors.
110-300B-4425Night latches, deadbolts and security chains.
110-300B-4450Interior door and locks.
110-300B-4475Emergency exit pathways.
110-300B-4500Emergency exits—General.
110-300B-4525Emergency exit doors.
110-300B-4550Emergency exit windows.
110-300B-4575Emergency exits from areas used only for sleeping/napping areas.
110-300B-4600Commercial use areas—Fire wall.
110-300B-4625Bathrooms.
110-300B-4650Bathroom floors.
110-300B-4675Bathroom sinks.
110-300B-4700Water temperature.
110-300B-4725Guns and other weapons.
110-300B-4750Storage for each child's belongings.
PETS AND OTHER ANIMALS
110-300B-4800Pet and animal policy.
110-300B-4850Pet/animal health and safety.
110-300B-4875Pets or other animals interacting with children.
110-300B-4900Pet wastes.
OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT
110-300B-4925Licensed outdoor space.
110-300B-4950Rails on platforms, decks, and stairs.
110-300B-5000Play equipment.
110-300B-5025Outdoor physical activities.
110-300B-5050Bouncing equipment prohibited.
110-300B-5075Playground equipment—Ground cover—Fall zones.
110-300B-5125Daily outdoor activity.
WATER SAFETY
110-300B-5150Water activity—Supervision.
110-300B-5175Wading pools—Defined—Supervision.
110-300B-5200Swimming pools defined—Barriers and supervision.
110-300B-5225Bodies of water or water hazards on the licensed premises.
110-300B-5250Bodies of water outside and near licensed space.
SUPERVISION, CAPACITY AND RATIO
110-300B-5400Infant-toddler only license (birth to two years old).
110-300B-5450Two through five year old only license.
110-300B-5500School age only license (over five years through twelve years).
110-300B-5550Birth through twelve years license.
110-300B-5600Staff-to-child ratio.
110-300B-5625Capacity and ratio.
110-300B-5700Capacity and ratio table—Birth through twelve year license.
LICENSEE RESPONSIBILITIES
110-300B-5750Supervision.
110-300B-5775Licensee absence.
110-300B-5810Licensee notice of absences.
110-300B-5825Licensee absence—Retraining for staff if standards are violated.
NURTURE AND GUIDANCE
110-300B-6000Interactions with children.
110-300B-6025Prohibited interactions.
110-300B-6050Guidance and discipline.
110-300B-6075Positive options for discipline.
110-300B-6100Separating a child from the group.
110-300B-6125Harmful or aggressive acts of children.
110-300B-6150Prohibited actions.
110-300B-6175Using alternate methods before using physical restraint.
110-300B-6200Physical restraint—Prohibited uses or methods.
110-300B-6225Physical restraint—Holding method allowed.
110-300B-6250Notice and documenting use of physical restraint.
110-300B-6275Abuse and neglect—Protection and training.
PROGRAM
110-300B-6400Off-site activities—Parent or guardian permission.
110-300B-6425Off-site activity supervision.
110-300B-6450Off-site activity—Emergency information and supplies.
110-300B-6475Transportation.
110-300B-6500Using public transportation.
110-300B-6525Transporting children—Limited periods.
110-300B-6550Developmental activities.
110-300B-6575Activities to promote child growth and development.
110-300B-6600Toys and play materials.
110-300B-6625Art materials.
110-300B-6650Screen time.
110-300B-6675Screen time—Limitations.
110-300B-6700Limiting screen time for children under two.
110-300B-6775Diversity.
110-300B-6800Rest periods.
110-300B-6850Overnight care.
INFANT CARE
110-300B-7000Wheeled baby walkers prohibited.
110-300B-7025Infant "tummy time" positioning.
110-300B-7075Infant and toddler sleeping or napping equipment.
110-300B-7085Cribs.
110-300B-7125Infant bottles.
110-300B-7150Breast milk.
110-300B-7175Bottle feeding infants.
110-300B-7200Feeding solid food to infants.
110-300B-7225High chairs.
110-300B-7250Diapering and toileting.
110-300B-7275Diaper disposal.
110-300B-7300Diaper changing.
110-300B-7350Toilet training.
110-300B-7375Potty chairs or modified toilet seats.
FOOD SERVICE AND NUTRITION
110-300B-7500Food must meet USDA guidelines.
110-300B-7525Parent or guardian-provided food.
110-300B-7550Home canned foods.
110-300B-7575Drinking water.
110-300B-7600Serving milk.
110-300B-7625Meal and snack schedule.
110-300B-7650Serving foods.
110-300B-7675Food handler permits.
110-300B-7680Safe food handling.
110-300B-7700Washing dishes.
110-300B-7725Food containers and utensils.
110-300B-7750Food preparation area.
ENFORCEMENT OF LICENSING STANDARDS
110-300B-8000Facility licensing compliance agreements.
110-300B-8010Nonreferral status.
110-300B-8025Time period for correcting a violation.
110-300B-8050Civil monetary penalties (fines).
110-300B-8060When fines are levied.
110-300B-8075Fines—Payment period.
110-300B-8100Notice of fine—Posting.
110-300B-8125Failure to pay a fine—Department action.
110-300B-8150Denial, suspension, revocation, modification, or noncontinuation of a license.
110-300B-8175Violations—Enforcement action.
110-300B-8225Notice of license denial, suspension, revocation, or modification.
110-300B-8250Probationary license.
110-300B-8275Probationary license—Cause.
110-300B-8300Issuing a probationary license.
110-300B-8325Refusing a FLCA or probationary license.
110-300B-8350Providing unlicensed care—Notice.
110-300B-8375Unlicensed care—Fines and other penalties.
110-300B-8400Hearing process.
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