Background Checks: Establishing new rules to implement chapter 270, Laws of 2020 Certificates of parental involvement.
Chapters 110-04 and 110-06
Background Checks: Amending rules to revise criminal convictions that may disqualify an individual from being licensed, contracted, certified, or authorized to have unsupervised access to children, or trigger further review to determine the applicant's character, suitability, and competence to have unsupervised access to children. Rule making will also implement chapter 9.97 RCW to explain: (1) When certificates of restoration of opportunity (CROP) will be included in criminal history record reports, qualifying letters, or other assessments during a background check, and (2) under what circumstances a CROP will not apply.
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending WAC to align with DCYF's administrative hearing rules chapter 110-03 WAC.
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Rule making may be necessary to implement collective or impact bargaining agreements reached by family home child care providers and the department.
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending to implement chapter 406, Laws of 2019, which grants eligibility to certain student parents attending community, tribal, and technical colleges.
110-15-4500 through 110-15-4580
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending rules to better explain when and for whom the department provides child care, the child care rates that may be paid, and the tax responsibility for those payments.
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending to implement rate increases as directed by chapter 279, Laws of 2020, and extending the homeless grace period in accordance with chapter 357, Laws of 2020.
Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care: Amending to implement chapter 330, Laws of 2020, which grants eligibility to certain teen parents enrolled in high school or an equivalency program.
Chapters 110-16 and 110-06
Licensing-License-Exempt Child Care: Amendments are necessary to ensure license-exempt family, friends, and neighbors child care providers fully comply with child care and development fund (CCDF) background checks as well as health and safety requirements.
Chapters 110-145, 110-147, and 110-148
Licensing: Amending Title 110 WAC to better address the needs of and promote culturally relevant service delivery to LGBTQ+ identifying children and youth served by the department.
110-300-0011 and 110-300-1001
Licensing-Early Learning/Child Care: Amending to implement chapter 343, Laws of 2020, which allows the department to transfer a child care license when ownership of a child care agency transfers.
Licensing-Early Learning/Child Care: Amending to implement chapter 342, Laws of 2020, child care providers' professional development.
Licensing-Early Learning/Child Care: DCYF is considering amendments intended to better clarify licensing requirements and make necessary updates.
Licensing-School-Age Early Learning/Child Care: Amending to align school-age child care licensing rules with chapter 110-300 WAC.
Title 110 WAC
Relative Guardianship Assistance: Establishing new rules for eligibility, application, and program standards consistent with 42 U.S.C. 673 to ensure relative guardianship subsidy payments comply with guidelines for expenditure of federal grant monies. Rules will clarify the application process, program standards, and the process for adjudicating denied applications.
Title 110 WAC
COVID-19: The department anticipates emergency rule making in response to COVID-19 developments and to implement related governor's proclamations.
Title 110 WAC
Technical Corrections: The department continues to make housekeeping changes necessary after the decodification of department of social and health services children's administration and juvenile rehabilitations and department of early learning rules and their recodification in Title 110 WAC.