Early Childhood resources

Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS)

ACDS programs deliver on our mission statement – to serve individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lifetime. Our programs encompass three broad age categories: Early childhood and preschool years, 5 years plus, and adult years.

Birth Injury Guide

A Comprehensive Resource for families coping with birth trauma. The mission of Birth Injury Guide is to help answer the questions that parents and families have about birth injuries.

Center for Parent Information and Resources (NICHCY)

Much of the rich library of materials and publications that NICHCY produced over the years has a new home here, on this website of the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR).

DEL Connect

Members of the Early Learning Advisory Council (ELAC) gathered for their final meeting under the Department of Early Learning (DEL) earlier this month. The council discussed topics ranging from the new early learning facilities grant program to the July 1, 2018 transition to the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

DEL Facebook Page

Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families

DEL Kindergarten Readiness Pilot

Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) Alert: Beginning July 1, 2018, the Department of Early Learning will become the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). After June 30, 2018, this website will no longer be updated. For the latest information on early learning, visit the DCYF website at www.dcyf.wa.gov.

Infant and Early Childhood

The former Children’s Administration is now part of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families. The former Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is now part of the Health Care Authority.

Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program (ITEIP) System Improvement Project

The former Children’s Administration is now part of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families and the former Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is now part of the Health Care Authority. Content that previously was bookmarked through the Department of Social and Health Services website no longer is available. July 1, 2018, the Department of Early Learning became the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

Resources in Washington State

English, Spanish and Vietnamese (from Informing Families) Strategies to Support Real Lives: Connecting to Resources in WA State

Supporting and Protecting Children, Youth and Families

July 1, 2018, the Department of Early Learning (DEL) became the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).

Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL)

July 1, 2018, the Department of Early Learning became the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). June 30, 2018, this website will no longer be updated. For the latest information on early learning, visit the DCYF website at www.dcyf.wa.gov.