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Report Child Abuse/Neglect

Report Child Abuse and Neglect | 1-866-ENDHARM (1-866-363-4276)

To report abuse, neglect, unlicensed child care and child care concerns.

Constituent Relations | 1-800 723-4831 | 360-902-8060

Constituent Relations provides a fair and courteous process for resolving complaints relating to child protection and child welfare cases, foster home and child care licensing, child care programs, and juvenile rehabilitation services.

Constituent Relations staff provide information and education relating to the various programs within DCYF – policies, dependency process, relative placement, ICPC, adoption, foster care and child care licensing, ICW, extended foster care and independent living, contracts, and other information specific to DCYF.

Find Child Care | 1-800-446-1114

To find licensed child care programs in your area to meet your family's needs.

Childcare Check | 1-866-482-4325, option 3

Search providers and find out background check statuses, licensing history and monitoring reports.


For media inquiries and publication requests.

Foster Parenting & Kinship Care

Providing a safe, loving, temporary home for children who must live away from their family due to abuse or neglect.


Legislative |

For questions relating to policy, advocacy, legislation action, reports to the state Legislature and other information related to government relations and policy.

MERIT | 1-866-482-4325, option 5

Washington's professional development workforce registry, MERIT, allows early learning professionals, to track education and training, share qualifications with current and future employers, complete a portable background check, and more.

Background Check | 1-866-482-4325, option 4
State law requires the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) to conduct background checks on anyone who is authorized to care for or have unsupervised access to children in licensed child care facilities, ECEAP sites, foster care, kinship care, or FFN care.

Early Achievers | 1-866-922-7629
Early Achievers, Washington’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), is a statewide system of high quality early learning by bringing families, early learning professionals, and resources together to support each child.

Electronic Attendance
All providers who accept Working Connections or Seasonal Child Care subsidy payments will be required to use an electronic attendance system by July 1, 2018. DCYF has purchased a system from vendor Controltec, which is free for providers to use, or providers may select another DCYF-approved system.

Public Disclosure

The Public Records Act requires that identifiable public records be made available to the public for inspection.

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