This bill adds a section to RCW 43.216 which declares that the Department of Children, Youth, and Families must adopt education equivalencies for licensed child care providers, which must identify professional experience and skills that may be considered equivalent to education levels required by child care licensing rules.
Furthermore, the bill clarifies that these professional development activities may include:
§ Participating in professional training opportunities;
§ Researching peer-reviewed best practices; and
Engaging in peer-to-peer mentoring.