Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Early Learning

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

Support Expanding Bilingual Education in Washington State - One Pager on Dual Language

Support Expanding Bilingual Education in Washington State
Early Learning Specifics of this bill include:
• Support bilingualism from an early age and expand the number of dual language early learning programs, grants will be
made available to childcare providers and ECEAP programs. These dual language programs will provide content-based
instruction to students in two languages: English and a target language other than English spoken in the local community,
for example Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Russian, Arabic, native languages, or indigenous languages.

2019 Home Visiting One Pager

2019 Home Visiting One Pager

april.messenger Mon, 12/31/2018 - 16:34
Strolling Thunder Washington

Washington State Capitol, Tivoli Fountain 103 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501

Adam Tue, 12/04/2018 - 14:09
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. 

2019 Legislative Agenda

We believe in the potential of every child. Poverty and racism erode kids’ opportunities. Our 2019 legislative agenda (PDF) reflects smart public policies that remove barriers and create opportunity—so all kids can thrive.

Early Learning to Help Kids Succeed: More infants, toddlers and preschool-age children should have the quality experiences that set them up for success in school. 

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
What babies, toddlers and new parents need to thrive

As we advocate for the developmental needs of young children, Childre

Adam Thu, 05/10/2018 - 22:25