Status Summary

First reading, referred to Human Services & Early Learning on 1.21.19. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.23.19 at 1:30 p.m. Executive session taken in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 1.30.19 at 1:30 p.m., majority pass. Executive session scheduled, but no action taken, in the House Committee on Human Services & Early Learning on 2.1.19. Referred to Appropriations on 2.1.19. Public hearing scheduled in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.18.19 at 3:30. (updated 2.15.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

McCaslin

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.