Wenatchee Valley College
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We’re proud to reveal a new look that we feel better reflects our department today. You'll also find it much easier to discover more about learning programs and support to families and early learning professionals. We hope you like it!
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In the News
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...
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.
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!