Ordering DEL Publications
The Department of Early Learning (DEL) offers materials and resources to help families and caregivers support healthy child development.
The following publications are available for ordering by following the instructions. If the publication you’re looking for isn’t listed here, it is only available online.
"I support licensed child care" window decal
Window decals are available by contacting your local DEL office.
Child Care Center Licensing Guidebook
The guidebook is available in CD format.
Request a copy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines
A guide to children's learning and development from birth through third grade.
Download a PDF of the guidelines by right-clicking the link and saving it to your computer:
Early Learning and Development Guidelines
Directrices para el Desarrollo y el Aprendizaje Temprano del Estado de Washington
Order hard copies from the state Department of Enterprise Services. The books are free; however, requesters must pay for handling and shipping fees incurred by DES. Order at: myprint.wa.gov
Need help? Read the instructions for how to order hard copies of the Guidelines.
Washington State Early Learning Plan
Washington State Early Learning Plan Executive Summary
The Washington State Early Learning Plan is our state’s roadmap for building an early learning system. The plan was created with the input of hundreds of Washington residents who told us what was needed to help make sure all children in our state have what they need to succeed in school and life. The plan was developed in partnership with Thrive by Five Washington and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Request a hard copy: email@example.com
Core Competencies for Early Care and Education Professionals
The core competencies define what professionals need to know and be able to do to provide quality education and care.
Order hard copies from the state Department of Enterprise Services. Hard copies are free of charge; however, people who order are responsible for paying DES' handling and shipping costs. Order at: myprint.wa.gov