Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Early Learning Now

High Quality Child Care: Good for Babies, Families & Communities

Inadequate Working Connections Child Care subsidy reimbursement rates are standing in the way of access to affordable, high quality early learning opportunities for Washington’s young children and families. Invest in strong families and communities by increasing child care subsidy rates for infants and toddlers to 75 percent of the market rate. Read more (PDF).

 

Federal money for child care helps, but much more is needed

For healthy development, it’s imperative that babies and toddlers have the strongest le

Adam Thu, 01/31/2019 - 06:25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Advocates, Service Providers Condemn Trump’s “Public Charge” Income Test


SEATTLE, Wash. — The Protecting Immigrant Families – Washington coalition condemns new regulations proposed by the Trump administration that would effectively impose an income test on family-based immigration and scare millions of families away from crucial health, housing and nutrition assistance. 

Support Washington’s Babies and Young Parents

A new KIDS COUNT® policy report from the Annie E.

Adam Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:01

Questions to Ask Candidates for the Washington State Legislature

State lawmakers can take important steps to improve kids’ lives in the 2019 state legislative session. Candidates for the Washington state legislature will make critical choices for our kids if they are elected in November. Their choices can help kids have great childhoods and grow up strong, and advance racial equity and opportunity for all our kids. Here are five questions for candidates for the state legislature about Children’s Alliance 2019 priorities for Washington’s children, youth and families. 

Strolling Thunder Ignites Momentum for Advocacy for Babies

On Friday, July 27, children, parents and community advocates rallied their energy to s

Adam Fri, 08/17/2018 - 09:13
Data Brief: Ensuring All Kids have Opportunities to Succeed

For KIDS COUNT in Washington’s new

Adam Tue, 07/24/2018 - 14:11
KIDS COUNT report: Kids lead the way toward greater diversity in Washington

Our new KIDS COUNT in Washington demographic profile, “

Adam Wed, 04/04/2018 - 09:49
Why We Support the Establishment of a Department of Children, Youth, and Families

The Washington State Legislature is on the verge of taking unprecedented action on beha

Adam Wed, 04/12/2017 - 16:59

Research Brief: Early Learning Improves Kindergarten Readiness for All and Dramatically Reduces Disparities for Kids of Color

We all have a stake in making sure that, from the day they’re born, kids can have the enriching experiences they need to get off to a great start in life. Research has found quality early learning can give children the tools they need to thrive academically and emotionally throughout their young lives and beyond.

Building the path to educational success

This post is our contribution to the Cradle Through College Coalition’s

Adam Wed, 03/22/2017 - 23:32
How to change state services so we let kids thrive

The creation of a Department for Children, Youth and Families is a 

Adam Tue, 02/14/2017 - 16:26