As a result of recent legislation, effective July 1, 2021, child care licensing fees will be suspended until June 30, 2023.
DOH Child Care Resources & Recommendations is guidance for child care providers to support them in organizing child care services during the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on the necessary measures to minimize the coronavirus from spreading. While DOH guidance is not a child care licensing rule, it is guidance for DCYF advising child care licensing regarding how to support child care providers ensuring healthy and safe environments for providers, children and their families. The DOH guidance is informing DCYF child care licensing decisions regarding emergency child care waivers and helping with technical assistance.
March 25, 2020
Please follow your facility health care policies and the DOH guidelines and recommendations found here: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/NovelCoronavirusOutbreak2020COVID19/ChildCare
March 30, 2020