Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Twenty legislators recognized for efforts for young children

Adam 07/20/16

The Early Learning Action Alliance, 59 Washington organizations working together for the success of Washington’s youngest kids, has recognized 20 state Senators and Representatives for their achievements over the past two years.

Together, these legislators accomplished the following: 

  • passage of the historic, bipartisan Early Start Act, enhancing the quality and cultural relevance of early care;
  • fair compensation and critical training for in-home child care workers;
  • a total of $173 million in new state investments in kids birth to age 5;
  • greater stability in child care for up to 33,000 working parents, opening the door to economic security.

The Crayon Awards recognize achievement and results for kids. Yet there is still much work to be done. As we recognize these legislative leaders, we know that kids are counting on them to grow their leadership in the future.

See the list of award winners (PDF).

This summer and fall we are organizing a variety of community-based events and opportunities to bring together advocates and policymakers and present Crayon awards.

For more information, contact  Seayoung Yim, Early Learning Policy Associate, by e-mail or at (206) 324-0340 ext. 30.