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According to the Washington State Child Care Resources and Referral Network 75,000 children attend licensed child care. Possibly this includes your child. If so, we hope this web site serves as a valuable resource for you as you work with your child’s care provider in ensuring a safe healthy nurturing environment.

Choosing Quality Child Care

The American Psychological Association’s Center for Psychology in Schools and Education developed a new resource for parents, High Five, that includes a downloadable brochure with five questions parents should ask when visiting an early learning center.

Child Care Aware

A Guide to Finding Quality Child Care

Choosing a Safe and Healthy Child Care
Snohomish County

Child Care: Catch 'Um And Keep 'Um,
submitted by Heidi Collins, Public Health Nurse, Chelan-Douglas County
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Useful Links


Helpful Information for Parents

Dealing with Illness
Pack a Sack Toddlers
Pack a Sack Preschoolers
SIDS Prevention

Get your family’s immunization records:

Washington MyIR
Washington State Department of Health


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


•     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.