Parents for Safe Child Care

Child Care Law and Regulations

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education

Revised Code of Washington (RCW):

Chapter 43.215 RCW

View: Case Law

Washington Administrative Code (WAC):

Title 170 WAC

Washington State Fire Marshal's Office:

Child Care Inspection Requirements

Department of Early Learning (DEL):

Family Home Licensing Checklist Family Home Checklist, 23 pages
Rev. 1/26/12

Child Care Center Licensing Checklist Child Care Center Checklist, 13 pages
Rev. 11/10

DEL Publications

Director's List of Crimes and Negative Actions

About the Department of Early Learning

DEL is a cabinet-level agency, created by Governor Christine Gregoire in July 2006. It is responsible for licensing and monitoring child care centers and homes. Prior to July 2006, child care licensing was the responsibility of Department of Social and Health Services.


Parents for Safe Child Care is a 501(c)(3) non-profit