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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
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.
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Comment Deadline: 3/1/2019 11:59:59 PM00
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WAC Chapter or Section
Licensed Group Care

To implement the Family First Prevention Act, DCYF plans rules that will require all group care staff to complete fingerprint background checks and child abuse and neglect history checks of every state the applicant lived in five years prior to the application.
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Comment Deadline: 12/12/2018 11:59:59 PM150
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Proposed Rules
WAC Chapter or Section
Extended Foster Care

Proposed changes to chapter 110-90 WAC implement recent legislative changes to program eligibility requirements.
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Comment Deadline: 1/24/2019 11:59:59 PM00
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WAC Chapter or Section
Outdoor Preschools

DCYF is implementing a legislatively mandated pilot project to explore the possibility of licensing outdoor preschools.
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Comment Deadline: 1/24/2019 11:59:59 PM00
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WAC Chapter or Section
Working Connections

DCYF is implementing the federal requirement of 2nd tier eligibility and making amendments to improve the readability of the chapter as well as technical changes needed after the creation of DCYF.
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Comment Deadline: 1/9/2019 11:59:59 PM10
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