Welcome to DEL Connect, a blog created by the Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL)! We’re launching this blog in conjunction with a new DEL Facebook page. We created these tools to reach out to you and to encourage your feedback.

On this blog, we’ll tell you the stories of the work our staff and partners are doing around the state for kids and those who care for them. Watch the blog in the coming days and weeks for information about:

And that’s just the beginning! At the core of our work is the belief that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. The first years of life are so critical to later success, and there is a lot we can do to help parents and others support children’s growth and development.

Let us know if you’d like to read about something, and we’ll do our best to include it on these pages. Let’s make this a useful, friendly place. We have posted a blog policy and will review all comments before allowing them on this site.

Thanks, and we hope you’ll join us on this early learning adventure!