Standards Alignment Education Campaign

The Washington State Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) is in the process of updating the child care licensing rules. The new standards will go into effect August 1, 2019 and involve:

  • Updating Licensing, Early Achievers and ECEAP requirements 

  • Creating a progression of standards and regulations between licensed child care, Early Achievers and ECEAP, so that the early learning system has a unified set of regulations that are easy to understand by providers in the field. 

Learning Opportunities

Washington Communities for Children has partnered with DCYF to ensure child care providers have opportunities to learn about the new rules.

In person

Zoom in on the map below to find in-person events happening in your region.

Online trainings

If you are a licensed child care provider, Deep Dive online trainings are available through the DCYF portal - AVAILABLE HERE

Handouts and materials from the Deep Dives will be posted here, as they become available:

Guidebooks

A simplified guidebook to help you understand the new WACs - Foundational Quality Standards for Early Learning Programs. Available in ENGLISH | SPANISH | SOMALI

The new Washington Administrative Code (WAC)

Chapter 110-300 WAC - FOUNDATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS FOR EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMS. (Formerly: Chapter 170-300 WAC)

AVAILABLE HERE

More questions?

Questions related to WAC standards can be sent to wacqanda@dcyf.wa.gov.

If you would like to host an in person learning opportunity in your Region, please contact us at info@washingtoncfc.org.