DCYF Seeks Organizational License Pilot Participants

November 22, 2021
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The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) is establishing a pilot project to determine the feasibility of a center or school-age child care license category for multi-site programs operating under one owner or entity.

Referred to as the “Organizational License,” DCYF will create a streamlined process for one entity with multiple locations to gain licensure, streamline oversight, and address varying community needs. The Organizational License Pilot project is a directive from the Washington State Legislature, Senate Bill 5092 sec. 229 (19).

New or existing child care providers may participate in the pilot, with representation from a mix of rural, urban, and suburban locations. DCYF has multiple pathways for interested participants to be involved in the process:

  1. Workgroup Participation – Designing the Process
  2. Observer Participation – Assessing the Process
  3. Pilot Participation – Practicing the Process

If you are interested in any of these pathways, please fill out the Interest Survey for Organization License Pilot. DCYF is in the process of designing the pilot and application process. We will share more information as it becomes available.

If you have questions, please email Michelle Balcom, Organizational License Pilot Project Manager.