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Child Development, Health and Safety Publications


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Child Development

Brochure contains both English and Spanish versions.


A guide to children's learning and development from birth through third grade.


Las Directrices para el Desarrollo y el Aprendizaje Temprano del Estado de Washington describen los comportamientos y habilidades que los niños pueden demostrar desde el nacimiento hasta 3.º grado.


You Have a Choice! A Guide to Finding Quality Child Care

DEL informational brochure on getting started finding quality child care.


Summary of proposed policy recommendations: Investing our resources wisely.


Statewide picture of Head Start and ECEAP programs to better inform state agencies, community partners, and other private and public partners of services.


A child's checklist for kindergarten readiness.


The guide provides a basic overview of the public school system in Washington and helps families initiate important conversations with teachers and other school staff.


A Zero to Three policy center guide to creating early learning guidelines.

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A guide to family school-to-home nutrition and physical activities for preschool and child care professionals.

Print-ready CHOMP hand-outs:


Activities and resources that build healthy eating and active lifestyles.


Community Homemade Options for Wellness (CHOW) Parent Activity Log


Activities and resources that build healthy eating and active lifestyles.


A Working Guide for FEAST Scrapbook Leaders

A Families Eating and Actively Sharing Together (FEAST) for My Family


Healthy Eating Scrapbook for Families, available in English, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.


Flu information for child care providers


Flu Poster


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Washington State law about window blind cords

This new law applies to licensed family child care homes, child care centers and school-age centers. Available in English, Russian, Spanish, and Somali, see below:


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