Kelso Office Temporarily Closed

Closed office

Update: The DCYF Kelso Office was reopened on Wednesday, Aug. 14. 

The DCYF Kelso office, located at 711 Vine, Ste 2, is closed today due to repairs. If you need assistance with reporting abuse, neglect or child care concerns, please call 1-866-764-2233.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

DCYF Staff Attend Mockingbird Society Youth Leadership Summit

mockingbird society youth leadership summit

Hundreds of youth, community partners, DCYF leadership and staff attended the 14th Annual Mockingbird Society Youth Leadership Summit last week.

The event, held in Seattle, allowed youth from all over the state to identify challenges or barriers and propose solutions to issues foster and homeless youth currently face.

Jody Becker, DCYF deputy secretary of programs for children and families, pointed out the agency’s new Office of Adolescent Services will work closely with youth to improve systems for adolescents served within DCYF.

Standards Alignment: The Foundational Quality Standards for Early Learning Programs

Teacher with students doing activities around a table

The Early Start Act of 2015 mandated that the Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) update the child care licensing rules so that the early learning system has a unified set of foundational health, safety and child development regulations that are easy to understand. The standards alignment process created one clear progression of quality standards across DCYF's programs.