DEL Apps

Early Achievers

Early Achievers

Early Support for Infant and Toddlers (ESIT)

Early Support for Infant and Toddlers (ESIT)

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

DEL Apps

Learn About Licensed Child Care

Licensed Child Care

Strengthening Families Washington

Strengthening Families Washington

Healthiest Next Generation

Healthiest Next Generation

Getting Help Paying for Childcare

Getting Help Paying for Childcare

Professional Development

Professional Development

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wenatchee Valley College

Monday, June 20, 2016

Home Visiting Institute 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tacoma Convention Center 

Early Achievers

Early Achievers

Healthiest Next Generation

Healthiest Next Generation

Strengthening Families Washington

Strengthening Families Washington

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Professional Development

Professional Development

Getting Help Paying for Childcare

Getting Help Paying for Childcare

Government

Government

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wenatchee Valley College

Monday, June 20, 2016

Home Visiting Institute 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tacoma Convention Center 

In the News

DEL News : Washington Programs Receive Community Based Child Abuse Prevention Funding
07/14/16
OLYMPIA, WA – Eleven programs were awarded funding from the Community Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) federal funding source for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. “This year’s recipients serve hundreds of Washington families,” said Greg Williamson, Assistant Director at the Washington State Department of Early...
02/10/16

OLYMPIA - The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is Washington's pre-Kindergarten program that prepares 3- and 4-year-old children from low-income families for success in school and in life. The Department of Early Learning (DEL) oversees this program.

DEL Blog

DEL Logo - a green handprint
06/28/16
DEL Welcomes Kids to Work

The Department of Early Learning has celebrated the Governor-proclaimed Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in a big way the past couple years. The agency has welcomed children of all ages, in service of DEL's mission and goals to promote high-quality early learning and to  build awareness and support for early learning opportunities!

A small child wearing a square academic cap.
06/23/16
Professional Development: A Cornerstone of High-Quality Programs & Outcomes for Children
Levels of education among early learning professionals in Washington, and around the country, vary significantly. Research is clear that children who attend high-quality early learning programs are more likely to be ready for Kindergarten and perform successfully in school and beyond.