Our vision: Our state offers world-class, developmentally and culturally appropriate early learning opportunities for all of Washington’s youngest learners, so each child enters kindergarten with a solid foundation for success in school and life.
Our mission: The Department of Early Learning develops, implements and coordinates system oversight to early learning policy and programs that create safe, healthy, nurturing learning experiences for all Washington children.
Our strategic goals:
- Provide high-quality, safe, and healthy early care and education opportunities for all children.
- Partner with and inform parents, families and communities about early learning.
- Support early learning professionals with professional development and technical assistance.
- Promote excellence and hold the system accountable for results.