Thursday, October 2, 2014

DEL's updated strategic plan now online

DEL's updated strategic plan is now available online:

The strategic plan indicates our clear focus on offering high-quality early learning programs and services, prioritizing the most vulnerable children and families in our state. 

DEL vision: Children in Washington start kindergarten healthy, capable, and confident in their ability to learn and succeed.
DEL mission: DEL offers voluntary, comprehensive, high-quality early learning programs and support to families and early learning professionals.
Our four strategic goals:
  • Provide voluntary, high-quality early learning opportunities for children and families in Washington
  • Support all early learning professionals with research-based professional development and resources to ensure high-quality early learning opportunities
  • Build public awareness of and support for high-quality early learning opportunities
  • Promote system excellence by ensuring DEL is well-managed and supportive of its employees

The goals and activities in the plan are cross-walked with  Gov. Jay Inslee’s Results Washington initiative, as well as our state’s Early Learning Plan, so that we are working toward one purpose.

A lot has changed for early learning in Washington since we at DEL last updated our strategic plan in 2011! Here are just a few significant changes in our agency since then:

If you have questions or comments about the DEL strategic plan, please email

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