Washington State has more than 5,300 licensed or certified child care facilities, including licensed child care centers, licensed family home child care programs, and licensed school-age programs.
License Capacity of Open Child Care Providers, by Type, 2020
Licensed Capacity of Child Care Providers, by Type, End of State Fiscal Year 2021
|Child Care Center||Family Home Providers||School Age Only||Total|
Source:DCYF. (August 2021). Covid daily report [June 28, 2021]. WACompass.
Notes: Licensed capacity is maximum number of children that a licensee is authorized to have on the premises of the child care at any one time, not a measure of the number of children a provider intends to serve.