Childcare First Aid Requirements for Washington


First Aid Requirements In Child Care Centers

First Aid Requirements for Washington Child Care Centers

So you are a new childcare center or opening an in home daycare? What first aid supplies and training you required to have? Good news is that Washington state is very specific in defining the requirements for first aid kits and first aid/CPR training in child care centers. The rules are defined in WAC170-295-5010 and WAC170-295-1100

Washington WAC170-295-5010

What First Aid supplies are required in my center?

(1) You must maintain on the premises adequate first-aid supplies conforming to the center’s first-aid policies and procedures. The center’s first-aid supplies must include:

(a) A supply for each vehicle used to transport children; and

(b) A portable supply, which can be taken on walks and field trips.

(2) You must store first aid supplies:

(a) Inaccessible to children;

(b) In an area easily accessible to staff;

(c) Separate from food; and

(d) In a clean and safe manner to prevent contamination such as in a tackle box or other container, away from chemicals and moisture.