Status Summary

First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1.29.19. No hearing scheduled yet. (updated 2.22.19)

Legislative Session

2019

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Padden

This bill adds a section to RCW chapter 43.216 regarding the implementation of education equivalencies by DCYF for licensed child care providers.

These equivalencies must:

·         Identify professional experience and skills that may be considered equivalent to education levels required by child care licensing rules; and

·         Consider years of child care or related experience and time spent by a provider engaged in professional development activities.

Finally, this act specifies professional developmental activities as those that may include:

·         Participating in professional training opportunities;

·         Researching peer-reviewed best practices; and

Engaging in peer-to-peer mentoring.