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become a Family Home Child Care Primary Staff

The Family Home Child Care Primary Staff must meet the qualifications of the licensee and can act on behalf of the licensee when the licensee is off of the premises. View DEL Licensing site for more information: http://www.del.wa.gov/laws/rules/licensing.aspx


Must meet one of the following qualifications:​

  • 18 years of age
  • meet minimum education requirements by having health and safety certificates required by WAC
  • complete Child Care Basics prior to working unsupervised with children
  • register with the Department of Early Learning MERIT system
  • education may include one of the following or higher: GED, Verified high school diploma, WA State Initial ECE Certificate, valid CDA, rated level 3 or higher in Early Achievers, OR Verified 45 credits of post-secondary education

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