Welcome to our website!

Our purpose is to create and sustain a representative voice for children's health and safety in early care and education settings.

In 1988, the Washington State legislature created the Child Care Coordinating Council (CCCC) in an effort to bring key players from various state agencies, early care advocates, business, and other interested parties together to focus the legislative agenda around child care issues. This coalition began as the Health and Safety subcommittee of the CCCC, tasked with advising the legislature on issues impacting health and safety in child care settings. The group was legislatively mandated and included representatives from the licensing agency (Department of Social and Health Services, now Department of Early Learning), Department of Health, Child Care Resource & Referral, HeadStart, ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program), local health jurisdictions, and others.

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  • MyIR

    Washington State Immunization Information System now offers a consumer access portal for families to access immunization records on line. Click Here to access records.


    To Access MyIR Records


    •     Fill out an Authorization to Release Immunization Records (PDF) or an                   Autorización para entregar documentos de vacunaciones (PDF).

    •     Mail, fax or email form to:
          Washington State Immunization Information System
          PO Box 47843 Olympia
          WA 98504-7843

    •     Fax: 360-236-3590

    •     E-mail: WAIISRecords@doh.wa.gov

    •     Once DOH receives the signed form, they will register you in MyIR and send you a PIN with instructions on how to get
           immediate access to your records.

    Please Send Your Comments and Recommendations Today

    We appreciate you taking time to visit the Standards Alignment Community Input Portal and provide your input to the standards alignment process.

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    Free Online STARS Training Course –
    Let’s Move! Child Care: Breastfeeding Support

    "Let’s Move! Child Care: Breastfeeding Support" is a free online training course developed and maintained by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition. This course provides information for early childhood professionals about how to support breastfeeding moms and babies and the benefits of doing so. The material in this training has been adapted from the Let’s Move! Child Care training on infant feeding.

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    The Department of Early Learning (DEL) has developed a new training, Safe sleep for infants.

    This training explains the importance of protecting infants during a crucial time of their development. Learn about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and what you can do to reduce the risk of SIDS with recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics, focusing on a safe sleep environment. Resources to print out are included.

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