Publications, Forms & Research

This section offers documents, forms, and other useful information for parents, child care providers, ECEAP contractors, and others. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, email

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Emergency Plan for Child Care *NEW*

Child care in disasters and emergencies plan.

Licensing Forms & Documents for Providers

Forms related to working as a licensed child care provider.

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State Child Care Assistance & Subsidy Information

Child care subsidies help eligible families pay for child care while they work, go to school, or participate in other approved activities.

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Child Development, Health & Safety Publications

Information about promoting healthy child development.

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Department of Early Learning (DEL) Communications

Communications from the Department of Early Learning (check the newsroom in “Helpful Resources” for current DEL news).

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Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) Documents

Information, forms, and documents for Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) contractors.

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Early Learning Partnerships Documents

Early learning partnerships documents related to child care resource and referral (R&Rs), community coalitions, Head Start-State Collaboration, and professional development.

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Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Publications

Documents related to the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program.

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Laws & Rules Documents

Documents related to DEL laws and rules.

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Research, Data & Reports

Research and data related to early learning.

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Ordering DEL Publications

DEL publications that are available to order.

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