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

Upcoming Licensing Orientations

DEL holds licensing orientations throughout the year at locations around the state. The in-person orientations are mandatory for people who wish to become a licensed Center or School-age Provider. Sessions are available in English and Spanish. 

May 2, 2018


Upcoming Child Care Subsidy Billing Training 

Agency Councils

Indian Policy Early Learning (IPEL) Council
August 31, 2017
Yakima Legends Casino, Toppenish, WA 
Early Learning Advisory Council (ELAC)
Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) State Interagency Coordinating Council

Washington state car seat inspections

Find a car seat check location near you.
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