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Going on a WAC Hunt
Going on a WAC HuntEmily replied 3 days, 3 hours ago 31 Members · 92 Replies
Angeline SchlunsMemberMay 20, 2023 at 7:07 pm
1. I learned that everyone working with children from ages 12 and under needs to be licensed.
2. I recently learned that you cannot leave children on pillows unsupervised, which surprised me.
3. I can see how the WACS influences my child care practice, as every move you make is controlled/influenced by the WACS.
BrianaMemberMay 23, 2023 at 3:15 am
Completing the WAC Hunt
1. I appreciated all of the extra links and information provided. I enjoyed how it gave examples and went into extra detail.
2. In <font face=”inherit”>WAC 110-300-0265 in relation to the sleep conditions </font>required<font face=”inherit”> by classes who nap, providing </font>students<font face=”inherit”> who do not sleep quiet activities. I appreciated their examples of toys, </font>activities<font face=”inherit”> like books or drawing. I am going to bring this up in my place of work. </font>
<font face=”inherit”>3. I can see how the WACs can help improve my day to day practices working with children as using it as a guide post book for continuing to adhere to the high quality childcare I want to continue to provide. </font>
LaurenMemberMay 23, 2023 at 6:08 pm
- What did you discover about the WACs while completing the activity?
I learned that there was a WAC for almost anything that I could even think of. There is just a plethora of information and it is a huge resource for almost any question you may have.
<strong style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;”>Were you surprised by any of the WACs?
I was surprised about the WAC about sleeping practices.
<strong style=”font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; color: var(–bb-body-text-color); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;”>Can you see how the WACs will influence your day-to-day practice in caring for children? Why or why not?
I can definitely realize that in my day to day all of these WAC will be fresh on my mind and will alter how I go about caring for the children in so many different ways
XittlaliMemberMay 25, 2023 at 2:36 am
I didn’t find any of the WACs surprising
I will be using them as a guideline from now on though and find them important and helpful
I discovered that all of the WACs go into extreme detail about what can and can’t be done.
MarMemberMay 26, 2023 at 4:43 am
1. I understand that there are many requirements that must be met in order to meet Washington state standards.
2. No, I was not surprised. All clear . 3. Yes, I can see how these WACs affect the day-to-day structure of the day depending on what is going on, there are steps to follow and follow to keep everyone safe, healthy and learning in a positive environment.1. I understand that there are many requirements that must be met in order to meet Washington state standards.
2. No, I was not surprised. All clear . 3. Yes, I can see how these WACs affect the day-to-day structure of the day depending on what is going on, there are steps to follow and follow to keep everyone safe, healthy and learning in a positive environment.
SheridanMemberMay 26, 2023 at 5:24 am
1. I discovered that there are a lots of rules and regulations that are very thought out and detailed. Also that when providing professional care for children 12 and under you will need a license in Washington state.
2. I was surprised by how long and very detailed the WACs are. As well as how much information is held in very clear and labeled categories.
3. I can see how the WACs are used in my day to day practice in caring for children because it gives direct access to so much information needed to follow protocols, rules and regulations to provide a safe, healthy, caring and educational environment.
Skylar SalsburyMemberMay 29, 2023 at 1:25 am
- I learned that when working in a center you have many responsibilities in and outside of the classroom. Even if you’re not the center director you still hold a certain responsibility to help keep the center running and all students within it safe.
- I was not surprised by any WACs but this is because I have also worked in very similar fields to being an early learning provider.
- The WACs do dictate my day-to-day as a preschool teacher because they help me run my classroom efficiently while keeping it safe and clean and protecting the students in it. They also help me engage in different activities to help keep the center I work at running as efficiently as possible.
MicahMemberMay 29, 2023 at 4:48 pm
1. What did you discover about the WACs while completing the activity?
I am impressed with all the different regulations that Washington has for child care. I knew there were a lot, however, I didn’t know how in-depth they went. This is really impressive.
2. Were you surprised by any of the WACs?
WAC 110-300-0180 supports toothbrushing as another healthy routine. I was surprised to see that toothbrushing should be offered (if developmentally appropriate) at least once a day.
3. Can you see how the WACs will influence your day-to-day practice in caring for children? Why or why not?
Yes, I do see how the WACs will influence my day-to-day practice in caring for children. Knowing this will help me better understand why different things are done daily in the center
Isabella BatesMemberMay 30, 2023 at 2:17 am
- What did you discover about the WACs while completing the activity? There are many rules to follow, but in my opinion, they are laid out so there very straightforward and easy to follow, which ultimately sets you up for being able to complete these successfully
- Were you surprised by any of the WACs? A lot of what surprised me was confidentiality. I know it is important. It just helped me see exactly how to follow this. Restraints were also interesting to read and beneficial to me, so I know how to react in those situations perfectly.
- Can you see how the WACs will influence your day-to-day practice caring for children? Why or why not? I think the one that influences my day- to – day practice is the restriants because where I currently work, we have some kicking issues, and this helped me read how to properly handle a situation like this for current and future issues.
SamanthaMemberMay 30, 2023 at 11:21 pm
While reading the WACs, I was surprised on how detailed it was. But, after reading it more, I started to understand how important it is to be detailed so it is easy for people to understand the importance of following the WACs. But, I was not surprised by any of the WACs. I do believe these WACs will influence my day-to-day practices because it shows me the dos and don’ts, but I will not be thinking about them all the time.
HataiMemberMay 31, 2023 at 2:03 am
1. It was a lot of info to digest and a lot of reading but its good to know. I wish it is less reading.
2. I am not surprise at all
3. Yes, I can totally see WAC will influence my day to day practice because it will help me focus and on the rules, it help me to know what is ok and not ok.
KiraMemberJune 2, 2023 at 4:43 am
- What did you discover about the WACs while completing the activity? I learned just how thorough the WAC is. I also feel more familiar with the structure of the WAC while completing this section.
- Were you surprised by any of the WACs? No, not surprised at all.
- Can you see how the WACs will influence your day-to-day practice in caring for children? Why or why not? Yes, absolutely. I plan to reference the WAC on a daily basis until it becomes second nature and familiar to the point where I have memorized the information contained within the licensing regulations.
EmilyMemberJune 3, 2023 at 3:51 am
1) I discovered that there were a lot more WACs than I thought there were. It is important to be very thorough and cover everything that there is to know about ECE.
2) I was not surprised by any of them. They were very in depth and I learned a lot while reading the WACs in the handouts.
3) Yes I can see how this will influence my day-to-day practices because it will ensure that everyone stays safe and getting everything they need while in our care.