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Early Childhood Education Workforce Council


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The Early Childhood Education Workforce Council supports the development of Washington’s qualified, diverse and competitively compensated educators across all early learning settings. The council focuses on ensuring that the degrees, certificates, and endorsements for early learning are progressive, valued, and transferable.

The ECE Workforce Council is not currently seeking applicants. Members of the public are welcome to attend ECE Workforce Council meetings. Public comment periods are offered throughout each meeting. Locations and times vary for each meeting. 

To read more about the ECE Workforce Council, view the Early Childhood Education Workforce Council Overview

For information on the Compensation Technical Workgroup, visit


ECE Workforce Council Meetings