Rules Comment Page

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) 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 DCYF rules, and to give us your comments or suggestions. If no rules appear below, that means DCYF does not have any draft or proposed rules available for comment at this time. Go to the Rules page to see other current DCYF rules activity.

  • Preliminary Drafts are unofficial working draft rules that DCYF is seeking informal review and comment on. Public input on these drafts helps DCYF write the formal proposed rules. Although DCYF isn’t required by law to post preliminary draft rules for public input, we offer these drafts to encourage public involvement in DCYF rule changes.
  • Proposed Rules are rules that DCYF 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
ESIT IDEA Part C App.

The Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Program (ESIT) is accepting comments on its application for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) federal funds for early intervention services under Part C of the Act. NOTE: This is not rule making.
Total Comments Proposed/DraftTotal Weighted WAC Comments
Comment Deadline: 4/13/2019 11:59:59 PM00
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WAC Chapter or Section
Working Connections

DCYF expects to implement family home child cares' 2019-21 CBA, better clarify program violation and enforcement process, establish when providers' authorizations may be terminated and how providers may bill for absent days during a 10-day notice of termination, and implement rate increases.
Total Comments Proposed/DraftTotal Weighted WAC Comments
Comment Deadline: 4/1/2019 11:59:59 PM00
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 No proposed rules are available for comment.

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