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Provider Resources

The Child Care Action Council offers a variety of early learning services and programs for the child care providers in our communities.

Provider Consultation

Once you are registered with Early Achievers, CCAC offers consultation on many topics including child guidance, circle time, parent communication, working with children’s special needs, lesson planning, curriculum and administration. CCAC offers Early Achievers orientation sessions each month. Sign up now>>

In-Service Training

CCAC trainers are available to come to your center to offer STARS classes designed for your staff and center. Contact Connie through our Provider Services line at 360-754-0817 to request a topic from our training calendars or to discuss other potential topics. Not only is in-service training convenient, but when you host a class for 10 or more, two of your staff are trained free!

Washington Scholarships for Child Care Professionals

Washington Scholarships supports early learning professionals who wish to expand and enrich their expertise in Early Childhood Education. Our goal is to advance the early learning field by improving the educational qualifications, incentives and retention of the early childhood workforce. Please visit for more information.

Department of Early Learning Resources:

Basic Child Care Licensing Information: 

Individuals and agencies that offer child care must be licensed through the State of Washington with few exceptions. You need to be licensed if:
  • You are caring for a child or children who are not related to you (except a close relative); 

  • The care is on an ongoing, regularly scheduled basis for the purpose of engaging in business.

  • Persons who care for a relative's, neighbor’s or friend’s child or children (known as Family, Friend and Neighbor {FFN}) with or without compensation, where the person providing care for periods of less than twenty-four hours does not conduct such an activity on an ongoing, regularly scheduled basis for the purpose of engaging business, which includes but is not limited to, advertising.  Such care is not required to be licensed but is an option for FFN providers. 

For more information about licensing, visit the DEL Licensing web page.