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Washington's professional development system is committed to growing and retaining our state's early childhood education workforce, while ensuring that professionals are highly skilled and qualified. 

Navigate the menu above to find information pertaining to:

  • Early Childhood Education Workforce Council
  • Compensation Technical Workgroup
  • Current DEL workforce initiatives including compensation, dual language learning, and early math
  • Reports and data
  • Core competencies and guiding frameworks