New Home Day Care Rules For Washington State Providers - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

New Home Day Care Rules For Washington State Providers

SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State Department of Early Learning is putting some new rules in place for child are providers who have kids in their own. The proposed rules have more education and training for each provider. They will also make the current family home child care rules more consistent and easier to understand.

One local provider, Jody Thulon, is having a difficult time finding time to fit all the new requirements in.  
"I have to close next Friday so I can get this stuff done. I lose a full day of work and I am putting my parents out because they have to find someone else to watch their kids while I am closed to meet all the requirements." Thulon said. She will be getting her food handler's permit that day.

But Thulon knows whey the rules are there. Thulon said, "I understand where they are coming from, they have to put the rules into place, to make sure that everyone is safe."

Kara Klotz with the Washington State Department of Early Learning said that they are trying hard to make the transition as easy as possible on the providers. Thulon said these rules are no surprise. "They did give us a lot of time, we knew it was coming."

But it's going to make the next month pretty busy for Thulon.
"We will spend a lot of time the next month in the evenings and the weekends on the computer getting it all done," Thulon said.

The rules will be set into place by the end of the month.

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