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If you are seeking child care, call the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center: 1-800-446-1114


Western Washington’s 
trusted partner for child care providers since 1990.

Let’s Make it Official

License Your Business

If you are starting a child care business of your own, it’s important to get licensed! Licensing is free through the Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families and ensures that all enrolled children can thrive in safe, healthy, and nurturing environments.

Join Early Achievers

Early Achievers is Washington state’s quality recognition and improvement system for child care programs. It helps providers help children reach their full potential by offering free trainings, tools, coaching, needs-based grants and subsidies, and so much more.

Professional Development

Are you looking to enhance your career and improve your professional knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness? We offer Professional Development for providers through continued education or training.

Call our Provider Line for King County

Call our Provider Line for Pierce County

Compassionate, Culturally-Relevant Coaching

Coaches are available for child care providers in King and Pierce counties who are enrolled in Washington’s Early Achievers quality recognition and improvement system. Providers have access to one-on-one coaching in 19 different languages. Coaches support providers with everything from technical assistance to curriculum development, and are available in-person, onsite, or virtually.

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Provider Job Board

Early Head Start Program

Our federally-funding EHS program connects high-need families to family child care centers with flexible hours and shared cultural values. To become one of our Family Child Care Partners, contact us today!