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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 is a program within DCYF that provides a fair and courteous process for resolving and responding to constituent complaints or concerns about child welfare cases, foster homes, and child care programs. Constituent Relations also provides information about DCYF programs, policies, services, the dependency process, foster care licensing, child care licensing, and contracts.

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.

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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