WFIS is a strong supporter of the hard work the Department of Early Learning is doing to ensure our youngest kids are in the best possible scenarios statewide. Private schools – this is an opportunity for your parents to guide DEL about the framework of ideas crucial to early childhood support.

“The DEL Parent Advisory Group (PAG) was established in 2007 as a sounding board to bring parent voices into the work of DEL.  It is a place to share ideas, provide advice and guidance, “parent-test” policies and programs, and to shape the future of DEL.  Parental involvement is the key to having policies and programs that support families’ strengths and needs.”

DEL is currently recruiting for 5 members from these regions:

  • Northwest 
  • Olympic-Kitsap 
  • Southeast 
  • Southwest 
  • Pierce County


Parent Advisory Group membership criteria:

  • A Parent or Guardian of a child or children between the ages of 0-9;
  • Available to attend and participate in three in-person (full day) meetings. Currently meetings are scheduled for:                  

July 14, 2017; October 4, 2017; April 2018 

  • Able to participate in ten conference calls per year with the group. Currently calls are held the second Tuesday of every month from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
  • Willing to connect and coordinate with other families in your local community and community groups that you are involved with. 

Supports for PAG Members

Parent Advisory Group members are eligible for mileage reimbursements to help support participation.  Mileage will be reimbursed at current state travel reimbursement rates and in accordance with the State of Washington Office of Financial Management Travel Regulations. Current rates for travel can be accessed at: At this time, on-site child care is not available during meetings. We ask that participants recruit and/or secure child care for each in-person meeting.  Please contact us at with any concerns or questions about securing child care.


Interested individuals who can commit to the membership requirements can fill out the application available on the Parent Advisory Group website by June 9, 2017.  Translation and interpretation is available upon request. 

If you are interested, please submit your application by June 9, 2017 via one of the following methods: 


Mail:       DEL Parent Advisory GroupPO Box 40970 | Olympia, WA  98504-0970

Drop-off: DEL | Attn:Parent Advisory Group | 1110 Jefferson St. SE | Olympia, WA 98501

Please contact with any questions.