Provider Supports Subcommittee

DCYF is Accepting Applications for the Parent Advisory Group (PAG)

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) is recruiting interested and qualified individuals to serve on the agency’s Parent Advisory Group. At the department, we believe parents are their children’s first and most important teachers.

We are recruiting for parents or guardians of a child or children between the ages of 0-17 who reside in the State of Washington and have experience with one or more services provided by DCYF or other state agencies, to include but not limited to; Juvenile Rehabilitation, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Head Start, Child Care, Foster Care, Child Welfare, TANF, etc.

To apply, please visit the English PAG application, Spanish PAG application, or Somali PAG application. Applications must be submitted by June 30. If you have any questions, please contact the Community Engagement Team at

The Provider Supports Subcommittee of the Early Learning Advisory Council (ELAC) was created in January 2020. The group was originally made up of members from the previous Licensed Center Advisory Subcommittee (LCAS) and Early Achievers Review Subcommittee (EARS). During 2021, a recruitment effort took place to broaden subcommittee representation across the spectrum of early learning providers.

The purpose of the group is to discuss and advise on all services around early learning providers, including but not limited to; licensing policy, WAC changes, agency request legislation, administrative concerns, subsidy rules/rates, trauma expertise, intervention and prevention, developmental disabilities, whole family health, Early Achievers procedures and protocols, etc.

Members are representatives of Washington's regional, racial, and cultural diversity and have made a commitment to racial equity and consider cultural and linguistic responsiveness as key aspects of their work.  Members serve two-year terms that end June 30th of the second year.



June 14, 2023

Meeting number (access code): 829 5198 2643
Meeting password: 284942
Join by phone: 1 253 215 8782 US Toll
Passcode: 284942

April 12, 2023

February 8, 2023

January 9, 2023 – Special Webinar: Early Childhood Equity Grants

2022 Provider Supports Subcommittee Work Plan

December 14, 2022

October 12, 2022

August 10, 2022

July 21, 2022 - Special Webinar: DCYF/OSPI Joint Agency Integration and Inclusion Work

June 1, 2022

April 6, 2022

March 1, 2022 - Special Webinar: Equity Grants Discussion

February 9, 2022

2021 Provider Supports Subcommittee Annual Reflection

December 1, 2021

October 5, 2021 - Joint Early Learning Advisory Council, Provider Supports Subcommittee, and Parent Advisory Group Meeting

August 11, 2021 

June 1, 2021 – Joint ELAC Meeting

April 14, 2021

February 10, 2021