DEL Apps

Early Achievers

Early Achievers

Early Support for Infant and Toddlers (ESIT)

Early Support for Infant and Toddlers (ESIT)

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

DEL Apps

Learn About Licensed Child Care

Licensed Child Care

Strengthening Families Washington

Strengthening Families Washington

Healthiest Next Generation

Healthiest Next Generation

Getting Help Paying for Childcare

Getting Help Paying for Childcare

Professional Development

Professional Development

Early Achievers

Early Achievers

Healthiest Next Generation

Healthiest Next Generation

Strengthening Families Washington

Strengthening Families Washington

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Professional Development

Professional Development

Getting Help Paying for Childcare

Getting Help Paying for Childcare

Government

Government

In the News

08/01/16

OLYMPIA, WA As of Aug. 1, 2016, the majority of non-school age children receiving child care subsidies in Washington are being cared for by providers who are committed to high-quality early learning experiences. The 2015 Early Start Act created a mandate for quality improvement via participation in the State’s Early Achievers system.

07/14/16

OLYMPIA, WA – Eleven programs were awarded funding from the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) federal funding source for the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

05/12/16

Olympia, WA and New York, NY—Many 3- and 4-year olds across the nation still lack access to high-quality preschool education despite modest gains in enrollment, quality, and funding, according to an annual report by the nonpartisan National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University.

02/10/16

OLYMPIA - The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is Washington's pre-Kindergarten program that prepares 3- and 4-year-old children from low-income families for success in school and in life. The Department of Early Learning (DEL) oversees this program.

DEL Blog

09/23/16
Child Passenger Safety Week, September 18-24
The week of September 18 through 24 has been designated as Child Passenger Safety Week.  Obviously, parents and caretakers want to keep kids safe—the emphasis for this week is to make sure parents and caretakers are not only properly restraining kids in vehicles but using the correct car seat for each child based on their age and size.
 
09/21/16
Move it! DEL Promotes Health & Wellness

September is National Childhood Obesity Month and it's time to get back to school for many Washington kids! This is a good time to re-commit to eating healthy, getting more active and spend less time in front of TVs, computers, and other screen time devices.