Alert: Beginning July 1, 2018, the Department of Early Learning will become the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). After June 30, 2018, this website will no longer be updated. For the latest information on early learning, visit the DCYF website at

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Do you have a question or want to learn more about events and news around early learning? This section is for you.


Here's what's happening at the Department of Early Learning (DEL) and in the early learning community.


Unsure about a word or term you saw on our website? Check out this list of common acronyms. If you still have questions, email


Being a parent or caregiver isn’t always easy — there are places you can go for help. In this section you’ll find resources if you have questions about your child’s development, need financial assistance for your family, or need parent coaching or support. To reach someone from DEL, see the staff contact list. 


At the Department of Early Learning (DEL), we value your right to access public records. The Public Records Act requires that identifiable public records be made available to the public for inspection.