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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
 No draft rules are available for comment.


Proposed Rules
WAC Chapter or SectionComment Deadline 
Chapter 170-290 WAC

Increasing child care subsidy base rates by four percent effective January 1, 2015 as provided in the Legislature's 2014 Supplemental Budget.
11/25/2014 11:59:59 PMView Comments
170-290-0001

Amending Child Care Subsidy Program rules to allow for ECEAP expansion.
11/26/2014 11:59:59 PMView Comments
170-295-1060

Removing language in center licensing rules specifying a 20 hour duration for Basic STARS Training to implement the new 30 hours STARS curriculum.
11/27/2014 11:59:59 PMView Comments
Chapter 170-297 WAC

Removing language in school age licensing rules specifying a 20 hour duration for Basic STARS Training to implement the new 30 hours STARS curriculum.
11/25/2014 11:59:59 PMView Comments
Chapter 170-296A

Removing language in family home licensing rules specifying a 20 hour duration for Basic STARS Training to implement the new 30 hours STARS curriculum.
11/26/2014 11:59:59 PMView Comments


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