WAC 170-290-0135

Effective March 27, 2008

WAC 170-290-0135 When I choose an in-home/relative provider, what information must I give the department?

When you choose in-home/relative child care, you must complete certain forms and give us the following:

  1. The in-home/relative child care provider's legal name, address and telephone number; 
  2. A copy of the provider's valid Social Security card;
  3. A copy of the provider's photo identification;
  4. A completed background check authorization; and
  5. A form supplied by us, completed and signed by you and the provider in which both of you attest to the following:
    1. The provider is:
      1. Of suitable character and competence;
      2. Of sufficient physical and mental health to meet the needs of the children in care. If we request it, you must provide written evidence that the in-home child care provider of your choice is of sufficient physical and mental health to be a safe child care provider;
      3. Able to work with the children without using corporal punishment or psychological abuse;
      4. Able to accept and follow instructions;
      5. Able to maintain personal cleanliness; 
      6. Prompt and regular in job attendance;
      7. Informed about basic health practices, prevention and control of infectious disease, immunizations; and
      8. Able to provide constant care, supervision and activities based on the child's developmental needs.
    2. The children are current on the immunization schedule as described in the National Immunization Guidelines, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices;
    3. The home where care is provided is safe for the care of the children.   

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