As a result of recent legislation, effective July 1, 2021, child care licensing fees will be suspended until June 30, 2023.
You must attend orientation before submitting a licensing application.
Family Home or Child Care Center Application
Capacity Increase/Change Planning Form
- DCYF #15-874 Capacity Increase Change Planning Guide
- Capacity Chart Home
- Center Mixed Ages Capacity Chart
- Center No Mixed Ages Capacity Chart
- School-Age Programs Capacity Chart
Child Care Agreement
Child Care Health Consultant Agreement
Child Care Health Consultant On-Site Report
Child Care Registration Form
Child Injury/Incident Report
WAC 110-300-0475 requires family home providers and child care center providers to use this DCYF form when reporting certain injuries and incidents to the department. School-age providers may use this form, but WAC 110-305 does not require the use of it.
Chimney, Fireplace, Woodstove Use Statement
Daily Attendance Records
Emergency Child Care Waiver (Exception) Request - COVID-19
Family Home/Child Care Center - Feasibility Checklist
Family Home/Child Care Center - Initial Checklist (Example)
Family Home Liability Insurance Notice
Fire Safety & Emergency Drills Form
WAC 110-300-0470(4) requires family home providers and child care center providers to use this DCYF form. School-age providers may use this form, but WAC 110-305 does not require use of this specific form.
Annual Fire Inspection - State Fire Marshal Form
WAC 110-300-0170 requires a family home provider and a child care center provider to arrange for a fire safety inspection annually. WAC 110-301-0170 requires a school-age provider to arrange a fire safety inspection annually. If a local government agency is not available to conduct a fire safety inspection, the provider must inspect for fire safety using the State Fire Marshal form.
Certificate of Immunization Status Form
Certificate of Exemption
Individual Care Plan & Food Allergy Forms
Intent to Transfer License or Certification
Medication Authorization Form
No Social Security Card Declaration Form
Notification and Staffing Plan for Absence
Overnight Child Care Planning Form
Parental Notification Letters
Notice of Safe Sleep Non Compliance PDF
Probation Notification Letter
Parent-Guardian Permission Form
Provider Portal Support (contact info)
Request for Inactive Child Care Status
Sanitizer or Disinfectant Approval Request
School-Age Initial Checklist (Example)
School-Age Program - Feasibility Checklist
School-Based and Military Certification for Payment-Only Request Form
Tribal Certification Request Letter
Licensed Child Care in Washington State: A Guide for Child Care Providers
An overview of the child care licensing process in Washington.