Washington Regulations

The regulatory information listed below was verified by the NRC on January 1, 2015. Please be advised that the state may have modified the regulations since that time. Additional information and documents may also be found on the state's website.

Washington state documents regulating health and safety in child care. Effective/Revised Date
Chapter 170-01 Disclosure of public records 5/12/2012
Chapter 170-03 Hearing Rules 11/22/2013
Chapter 170-06 Background Check Rules 7/5/2014
Chapter 170-100 Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program 10/28/2010
Chapter 170-295 Minimum Licensing Requirements for Child Day Care Centers 7/13/2014
Chapter 170-296A Licensed family home child care standards 7/13/2014
Chapter 170-297 Licensed School Age Child Care Standards 12/20/2013
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2015

State Licensing Contact

Washington State Department of Early Learning
P.O. Box 45480
Olympia, WA 98504-5480

Phone: 1-866-482-4325
To find the phone number for your regional office, please go to http://www.del.wa.gov/about/contact.aspx
Web Page: http://www.del.wa.gov/laws/rules/licensing.aspx

State Early Learning Guidelines

Washington State Early Learning and Development Benchmarks: A Guide to Young Children's Learning and Development: From Birth to Kindergarten Entry (2005)

Other Links to State Child Care Contacts

Healthy Child Care America
State Child Care and Development Fund
Child Care and Development fund Tribal Plan for 2013-2015
State Child Care Resource and Referral Agency