WSR 13-11-001




[ Filed May 1, 2013, 12:06 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-18-006.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 170-295-1070 Minimum licensing requirements for child care centers.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Early Learning (DEL) State Office, 1110 Jefferson Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98501, on June 25, 2013, at 12:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: No earlier than June 25, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504-0970, online at, e-mail, fax (360) 586-0533, by midnight on June 25, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact DEL rules coordinator by June 23, 2013, (360) 407-1971.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Clarifies requirements in WAC 170-295-1070 regarding state training and registry system (STARS) continuing education for child care center staff.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed rules clarify requirements regarding STARS continuing education for child care center staff.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.215.060 and 43.215.070; chapter 43.215 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 43.215 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: DEL, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Marci Hixson, DEL, Republic Building, P.O. Box 40970, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 407-1971; Implementation and Enforcement: DEL licensing offices, statewide.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rules are not expected to impose new costs on businesses that are required to comply. If the rules result in costs, those costs are not expected to be "more than minor" as defined in chapter 19.85 RCW.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. DEL is not among the agencies listed as required to comply with RCW 34.05.328.

May 2, 2013

Elizabeth M. Hyde



AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-08-012, filed 3/19/08, effective 4/19/08)

WAC 170-295-1070   What continuing state training and registry system (STARS) training is required for child care center staff?   (1) The director, program supervisor and lead teachers must complete ten clock hours or one college credit of continuing education yearly after completing the initial training required in WAC 170-295-1010.

(2) The director and program supervisor must have five of the ten hours in program management and administration for the first two years in their respective positions. Each additional year, three of the ten hours required must be in program management and administration.

(3) ((Agencies or organizations that have been approved by the Washington state training and registry system (STARS) may offer up to six clock hours of continuing education each year to their employees. The remaining four hours must be obtained from other training offered in the community.)) The continuing education must be delivered by a state-approved trainer, or consist of training that has been department-approved through MERIT.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW and 2006 c 265. 08-08-012, 170-295-1070, filed 3/19/08, effective 4/19/08. 06-15-075, recodified as 170-295-1070, filed 7/13/06, effective 7/13/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 74.12 and 74.15 RCW. 04-09-093, 388-295-1070, filed 4/20/04, effective 5/21/04; 03-14-110, 388-295-1070, filed 6/30/03, effective 8/1/03.]