Kids' potential, our purpose

Every day we are honored to take action that inspires the world to discover, love and nurture the greatness in all children.



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We at the Department of Early Learning (DEL) strive to help create safe, healthy, nurturing learning experiences for all Washington children. Our work focuses on the earliest years in children’s homes, child care, school programs and communities. We offer information and resources for children's first and most important teachers—parents—as well as others who care for and teach young children. Learn more...



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DEL Blog

2014 Kids Count data: Washington ranks in the middle for overall child well-being by state 07/24/2014
Washington’s 1.5 million children fare well when it comes to health, but overall, our children’s well-being ranks close to the middle of the pack, according to the 2014 Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book issued this week.
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