Immunization Requirements

Important news for licensed

child care providers

From the Washington State Department of Early Learning

Dear early learning teachers and providers,

Happy holidays to all of you! Thank you very much for your efforts to make sure children in your care are well immunized. The new immunization requirements for child care and preschool have been updated for 2016-2017. Here are links to the charts showing the immunization requirements. There is a simpler chart for parents and a detailed chart for providers:

There are no changes to the immunization requirements from the current year. Additional resources can be found on our vaccine requirements web page. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Thank you!

2016 Unsung Hero Nominations Needed

Please help us spread the word about our Unsung Hero campaign that will be taking place during the month of February 2016.


The Strengthening Families Team needs your help—they need more nominations for 2016 Unsung Heroes.  Since 2011, we have honored 112 men and women in Washington for the roles they have taken with their families, school and communities.  We know there are more unsung heroes that need to be recognized for the work they do with children.  Please take a moment to nominate a parent, primary caregiver or guardian today.


Nomination forms must be turned in by January 4, 2016.  More information on our website including the nomination form can be found here:   

As always, please talk with your DEL licensor if you have questions or need more information.

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