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WASHINGTON STATE DAYCARE LICENSING PROCESS

Licensing Process - Module One

The early learning program licensing process begins with an online orientation, where the information will be available in two e-learning modules. The online modules are available in English, Spanish and Somali.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the first module, you will:

Have a general understanding of why quality early learning care is important
Be able to identify the different roles within the early learning community
Be able to identify the different licensed facility types
Identify the ages that early learning programs serve
Have a general understanding of Washington's quality rating improvement system
GO TO THE ONLINE TRAINING PORTAL TO LOCATE THE ORIENTATION MODULES

Your full name
Phone number
Email address
Physical address of the early learning program
Anticipated date of opening program

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Licensing Process - Module Two

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the second module, you will:

Learn the difference between WAC and RCW, and how to navigate the WAC
Understand the requirements for your facility to be licensed or certified
Identify the education requirements for the different early learning provider roles
Identify the variables involved in developing your business
Identify what a licensing visit looks like and the expectations of the licensee
Understand the application process and timelines
Understand the role of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families
GO TO THE ONLINE TRAINING PORTAL TO LOCATE THE ORIENTATION MODULES

If you require another language besides English, Spanish or Somali, or have another special accommodation, please email dcyf.welcome@dcyf.wa.gov with the following information and our orientation team will get in contact with you:

Your full name
Phone number
Email address
Physical address of the early learning program
Anticipated date of opening program


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