Early Care & Education Professional Development

We support the adult educators who care for and teach young children in Washington State.

Washington has qualified, and competitively compensated educators across all early learning settings to help children reach their potential and to eliminate race and income as predictors of school readiness.

Provide a DCYF comprehensive framework and delivering of services for PD that includes adult learning and workforce development to ensure improved outcomes for children, youth and the adults who provide education and services.


Professional Development Policy Manual

What’s New: Updates & Popular Pages

Training Modifications in Response to COVID-19

Learn what’s happening with the Enhancing Quality of Early Learning Training Series (EQEL)! Watch the update: English | Español

Community Based Training


Staff Qualifications: Education, Training, Equivalencies

Substitute Pool - Find or become a Substitute!

Education & Scholarships