We support the adult educators who care for and teach young children in Washington State.
Washington has qualified, and competitively compensated educators across all early learning settings to help children reach their potential and to eliminate race and income as predictors of school readiness.
Provide a DCYF comprehensive framework and delivering of services for PD that includes adult learning and workforce development to ensure improved outcomes for children, youth and the adults who provide education and services.
Updates & Popular Pages
- Help Us Rename DCYF'S New Training Site! We want to hear about what people do, and how they describe it. Read the full update and take the survey.
- We are the Workforce Growth, Quality, and Recognition Team! We’re excited to announce that we have a new team name! Read the full update.
- Happy Child Care Provider Appreciation Day! We recognize all of your hard work and appreciate you on this special day!
- Dual Language Designation. For additional info about Dual Language Learning, or the designation, visit DCYF’s Dual Language learning webpage.
- Awards for Trauma-Informed Care Training and Education: Learn about the financial awards available for eligible individuals with trauma-informed knowledge and skills or visits DCYF's Trauma-Informed Care webpage.
- DCYF's New Training Site: The New Training Site is coming sometime this year. Visit DCYF’s New Training Site webpage for updates.
- Qualifications & PACE Updates: How does PACE Work? How do I know if PACE is right for me? How do I complete PACE? Visit the PACE webpage.