WSR 20-14-004
[Filed June 17, 2020, 3:59 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: License exempt care: Family, friends, and neighbors (FFNs) in-home/relative child care providers.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: 42 U.S.C. 9858; RCW 43.216.055 and 43.216.065; chapter 43.216 RCW.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are necessary to ensure license-exempt FFN child care providers fully comply with Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) health and safety requirements. CCDF compliance is necessary for continued receipt of grant monies embodied in the 2014 Child Care and Development Block Grant Act reauthorization and related rules.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care administers CCDF and ensures that Washington and all other states receiving CCDF appropriations comply with federal requirements. The department of children, youth, and families (DCYF) submits a CCDF plan every three years to the Office of Child Care that serves as a grant application and describes how DCYF will comply with federal CCDF participation requirements. DCYF engages in any necessary rule making to implement the plan once it is approved.
Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting DCYF Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 40975, phone 360-902-7956, fax 360-902-7903, email, website,
June 17, 2020
Brenda Villarreal
Rules Coordinator