In June 2009 Governor Chris Gregoire directed her key education staff to develop a proposal for the 2010 legislative session to ensure that all Washington children and their families have the benefit of early childhood eduction. The drafting team is convened by the Director of the Department of Early Learning, Bette Hyde and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Randy Dorn. The Early Learning Action Alliance submitted an initial, detailed letter to the drafting Team.
Policy Papers & Issue Briefs
The Annie E Casey Foundation has created a Race Matters Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all. Below are direct links to a few key tools.
Race Matters Toolkit User's Guide
A review of the toolkit and how to use it.
The Annie E Casey Foundation has created a Race Matters Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all.
In this June 8th, 2009 letter Governor Gregoire directs the Superintendent of Public Instrucation and Director of the Department of Early Learning to create a proposal for the state's role in early learning. The action follows the Governor's veto of the inclusion of early learning in the new definition of Basic Education passed by the legislature in 2009.
Read a detailed review of how the legislative priorities of the Early Learning Action Alliance fared during the 2009 session.
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 End Childhood Hunger policy paper lays out our priorities for the 09 legislative session: support struggling families to provide at least two meals a day.
The Children's Alliance 2009 Cover All Kids policy paper lays out our priorities for the 09 legislative session: stay the course and cover all kids by 2010.
Summary of impacts on hunger in the House and Senate Farm Fills 2007
2007 Hunger Legislative Priority: Eliminate reduced price category for school lunches
Cover All Kids update and look ahead to 2008
This chart provides a detailed review of SB 5093 - the Cover All Kids law - which resulted in the creation of the Apple Health for Kids program.
Fill funding gaps in key foster care programs
SCHIP Reauthorization must include Washington State's Priorities - use this sample letter
A Detailed Review of WA's Cover All Kids Law - updated in December, 2009.
Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition Letter to Congress: End the erosion of Food Stamp Benefits!
The Health Coalition for Children and Youth took a unified stand on SCHIP Reauthorization - Read the position paper
Read our clear, concise summary of what the Cover All Kids Law means to Washington State.
Support improved nutrition guidelines