Read a detailed review of how the legislative priorities of the Early Learning Action Alliance fared during the 2009 session.
Early Learning Now
May 19, 2009—Governor Chris Gregoire today vetoed the section of the Basic Education Bill (House Bill 2261) that stated the intent to provide preschool for at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds as part of the state’s definition of basic education. As part of basic education preschool for this group would eventually have been funded on a per pupil basis in the same way K-12 education is funded.
Here's a review of the proposed early learning funding in the 2010 proposed federal budget.
The Children's Alliance 2009 Early Learning policy paper lays out our priorities for the 09 legislative session: protect investments in our youngest learners.
The Children's Alliance 2009 Legislative Agenda lays out our top priorities in this tough legislative session.
Learning begins at birth. Every experience children have, from their earliest months, shapes the basic structure of their brains.
Our goal is to create an early learning system in Washington that supports families by making sure they have high-quality options for their children’s early care and learning—whether their children spend their days at home, in formal childcare, or with family and friends.
2008 Legislative Agenda in Spanish
2008 Legislative Agenda
The 2007 Washington State Legislative Session brought new investment in Early Learning.
Family, friends, neighbors need more support for care they give