Rules Comment Page

The Department of Early Learning (DEL) is committed to adopting rules – also known as Washington Administrative Code or WAC – in an open manner. We welcome your input. Please use this web site to find current draft and proposed DEL rules, and to give us your comments or suggestions. If no rules appear below, that means DEL does not have any draft or proposed rules available for comment at this time. Go to the Rules page to see other current DEL rules activity.

  • Preliminary Drafts are unofficial working draft rules that DEL is seeking informal review and comment on. Public input on these drafts helps DEL write the formal proposed rules. Although DEL isn’t required by law to post preliminary draft rules for public input, we offer these drafts to encourage public involvement in DEL rule changes.
  • Proposed Rules are rules that DEL has filed for legal publication in the State Register, and a formal public hearing and comment period have been scheduled to take input on the proposal. The requirements for proposed rules are in the Administrative Procedure Act, RCW 34.05.320 and 34.05.325.
Preliminary Draft Rules
WAC Chapter or Section
CCDF Plan 2019-21

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) is the primary source of federal funding for child care subsidies for low-income working families and funds to improve child care quality. The Department of Early Learning (DEL) is required to submit a CCDF Plan every three years.
Total Comments Proposed/DraftTotal Weighted WAC Comments
Comment Deadline: 6/9/2018 11:59:59 PM290
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Proposed Rules
WAC Chapter or Section
FFN Child Care

The proposed rules establish pre-approval requirements for license-exempt family, friends, and neighbors who provide authorized Working Connections child care. The proposed rules also establish health and safety requirements for these providers and the consequences of non-compliance.
Total Comments Proposed/DraftTotal Weighted WAC Comments
Comment Deadline: 8/23/2018 11:59:59 PM270
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WAC Chapter or Section
DCYF-public disclosure

DEL is preparing to transition to the Department of Children, Youth and Families effective July 1. These proposed rules are expected to take effect July 1 and will explain how to request records from DCYF, when fees will be charged, and how requests will be processed.
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Comment Deadline: 5/23/2018 11:59:59 PM10
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