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The purpose of WSFCCA Public Policy is to educate, protect and give status to family child care providers. Through publications, meetings, training and networking, child care providers are kept informed of issues pertaining to child care. WSFCCA is a means of bringing the concerns and voices of all providers together in order to share ideas, resources, and to problem solve. 

Each chapter reflects the diverse issues of the providers in that area. Check out our membership benefits and contact a chapter near you.
Mary Curry
Public Policy Rep


2018


OCTOBER 2018

LICENSED FAMILY HOME CHILD CARE STANDARDS and FOUNDATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS FOR EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS


General Staff Qualifications - WAC 170-300-0100


UNDERSTANDING THE IMPLEMETATION OF NEW STATE POLICIES
This report was fueled by reading the history of the Washington State Family Child Care Association. I was inspired by the commitment that a small group of providers rallying together to build advocacy for a home-based profession. As I reflect on their story, I began to write my own. To this end, this report is given to all those who want to keep the legacy of the State Association’ mission and history alive and carry on a rich legacy of advocacy.


JUNE 2018
  • Attention Child Care Providers!

DEL will accept comments through June 27. Comments may be made online at Public Policy Comment


APRIL 2018

ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE UPDATE
Many providers are asking questions about the new electronic attendance system. These are some of the questions and concerns that I have recently received.

*Approved Attendance Systems


FEBRUARY 2018

LAST NEGOTIATED RULE MAKING COMMENT  -  Last Chance

Get the word out to any and all providers. We want a big turnout for the Public Comment on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM. It would also be great if many providers attend the Negotiated Rulemaking meeting so please make every effort to be there. 










2017


NOVEMBER 2017

S UMMARY OF LABOR MANAGEMENT MEETING
with SEIU, Department of Early Learning And the Department of And newly formed Office of the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF)


SEPTEMBER 2017


NEGOTIATING RULE MAKING AND PUBLIC COMMENT UPDATE
“What is going on in our State? I am hearing that the Department of Early Learning is making my job even harder! How can mandates be placed in my home? This is my home. What is a weighted WAC? What can I do? Who is really listening to me? Does government really know what we (FCC) do?”


JULY 2017

IT'S IMPORTANT THAT PROVIDERS HAVE A SAY IN THE PROPOSED WACs.
Our Negotiated Rule-Making (NRM) team has created a survey to help us understand how regulations about our environment will impact us. Please click  HERE to take the survey.



WHAT'S THE BUZZ WITH THE NEW WAC ALIGNMENT?
The weighted WACs seek to change the way we view and
treat WACs regarding the care of children. Higher
offenses will have higher consequences. Lower offenses
will be treated with training and technical support.