Child Care Professionals

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Child care provider. Early learning specialist. Teacher. Educator. No matter what your title is, at Child Care Resources, we support you as you provide quality early learning experiences for children. We know the role you play for children is significant, and we are committed to providing answers to your questions, coaching, and technical assistance to improve the quality of your child care site and professional development opportunities to increase your skills and knowledge.


Early Achievers is Washington’s voluntary Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) that supports licensed early learning professionals in offering high-quality care. Learn more…

Check out our Child Care Resources Early Achievers Newsletter! This publication comes out quarterly and contains pertenant information to your Early Achievers journey. We have the newsletter availble in English, Spanish and Somali. Click the image below to take a look!

We support early learning professionals in King and Pierce Counties through classes, continuing education and workshops. Click here to see our professional development opportunities.

More Support for Early Learning Professionals

We encourage the success of early learning professionals in King County through a number of programs and activities, from our support line to onsite coaching and technical assistance. Click here for more resources. See links below for information on licensing and scholarships.

Helpful Links

DCYF: Subsidy Information for Providers

USDA’s Food Program

DCYF: Licensing Forms and Documents

MERIT Reimbursement

MERIT Information 

Find Your STARS ID

DCYF: Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines - English

DCYF: Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines - Spanish