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.
ConstRelations@dcyf.wa.gov | 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 out more about the process to resolve concerns
The Public Records Act requires that identifiable public records be made available to the public for inspection.
Learn how to request public records
- Adoption | Call your local child welfare office
The purpose of the adoption program is to meet the permanency needs of children who are in the care and custody of Washington State's child welfare system.
- Adoption Support | Adoption Support Program Consultants
Provides ongoing medical and financial supports for families adopting special needs children.
email@example.com | 1-866-482-4325, option 4
Find out about status of a submitted or completed Portable Background Check, background check details, or fingerprint registration.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 1-866-482-4325, option 3
Search providers and find out background check statuses, licensing history and monitoring reports.
Communications & Media
For media inquiries and publication requests.
email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Foster Parenting & Kinship Care
- Learn more about becoming a foster parent
- If you’d like someone to email or call you about fostering, complete the inquiry form and a member of the CaRES team will contact you within 48 business hours.
- If you’d like to talk to someone about fostering, call 1-888-KIDS-414.
- Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) | Shannon.Freeman@dcyf.wa.gov
- Kinship Care Services | Geene.Delaplane@dcyf.wa.gov
- Relative Search | Heidi.Walker@dcyf.wa.gov
- For questions regarding a relative search letter or to verify the authenticity of a relative search letter you received from DCYF, view our relative search staff list.
- If you received a Relative Search Inquiry letter, you may complete the online form.
- Foster Parent Licensing | Contact a licensor in your area (Select "When You’re Ready to Submit Your Complete Licensing Application")
Providing a safe, loving, temporary home for children who must live away from their family due to abuse or neglect.
Find Child Care
email@example.com | 1-800-446-1114
To find licensed child care programs in your area to meet your family's needs.
Early Learning Providers
Licensed or Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) providers serving families on Working Connections or Seasonal Child Care:
Early Achievers | Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)
Find out about Early Achievers rating or status.
Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)
Find out more about ECEAP, Washington's pre-kindergarten program that prepares 3 and 4 year-old children from families furthest from opportunity for success in school and in life.
Child Care Licensing
Find out about becoming a licensed child care provider and the licensing process.
Electronic Attendance System Service Desk
firstname.lastname@example.org | 1-844-704-6777
Find out about KinderConnect, KinderSign, and/or KinderSmart, what to do if you’re locked out and need a password reset, how to set-up or use the state system or troubleshooting an error with the system.
Electronic Attendance Team
email@example.com | 360-725-4685
Find out about using an electronic attendance system perWAC 110-15-0126, requesting an exception to rule, or using a third-party system.
Child Care Subsidy Contact Center
For families to apply, report changes, and ask general questions about child care subsidy eligibility.
Eligibility Supports Provider Line
ProviderHelp@dcyf.wa.gov | 1-800-394-4571
For providers to find out about Working Connections and Seasonal Child Care authorizations, payments, overpayments, and family authorization information.
Licensed Exempt Specialist
firstname.lastname@example.org | 1-866-482-4325 (Option 8)
Find out about becoming a Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) provider for Working Connections or Seasonal Child Care, WACompass portal registration, FFN health and safety requirements, and completing a portable background check.
email@example.com | 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.
WA Compass Provider Portal
firstname.lastname@example.org | 866-627-8929
Find out about becoming a licensed provider, inspection report, DBA name change, program description, or log-on assistance.
email@example.com - Contact our recruiters if you’re interested in finding out more about DCYF.
firstname.lastname@example.org - For verification of employment requests, contact Human Resources.
Frank.Ordway@dcyf.wa.gov | Allison.Krutsinger@dcyf.wa.gov
For questions relating to policy, advocacy, legislation action, reports to the state Legislature and other information related to government relations and policy.
Social Service Payment System (SSPS)
email@example.com | 360-664-6161
Find out about payment information, employment or wage verification, accessing the SSPS Provider Portal and submitting invoices.
SSPS Tax Desk
firstname.lastname@example.org | 1-833-725-3502
Find out about replacement copies of a 1099/W-2.
For issues with a DCYF application (such as login issues), email:
MERIT - email@example.com
Early Learning Online Training Site (Training Portal) - firstname.lastname@example.org
ELMS - email@example.com
ESIT - ESIT@dcyf.wa.gov