Spanish and Somali Glossaries Now Available!

February 1, 2024
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DCYF is excited to announce the creation of two glossaries for Washington state’s Early Care and Education (ECE) field! The Spanish and Somali glossaries ensure early learning terminology is translated accurately and consistently. The glossaries are located on the Early Learning Professional Development webpage or, select the direct links below:

Video tutorials will be available soon to help users navigate the early learning language access resources, such as translating DCYF’s website to their preferred language, where to find the glossaries, and how to use them.

If you have questions, or would like to recommend terms, email our Language Access Coordinator: Abdullahi Abdullahi at