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Department of Children, Youth & Families: an Historic Opportunity to Improve Kids’ Lives

The creation of a consolidated Department of Children, Youth and Families is an historic opportunity to improve outcomes for all children, especially those who face barriers to their healthy development and learning.

We support the proposal for a Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), with the following priorities:

Adam Mon, 01/23/2017 - 17:05

Pass the Dental Access Bill: House Bill 1364 / Senate Bill 5224

Dental therapists can make dental care accessible.

Dental therapists work as part of the dental team to provide routine and preventive care.

Dental therapists can provide care to underserved kids and families in rural, low-income, and tribal communities and communities of color across Washington. They can also bring care to more kids and parents covered by Apple Health, and to those who are uninsured.

Children in Washington need dental therapists.

Expand the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program: Every Child Deserves a Great Start

The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is quality preschool that’s good for kids, parents and schools.

Washington has some of the highest child-care (including preschool) costs in the nation. That means some kids, disproportionately kids in low-income families and children of color, miss out on early experiences in preschool that can help them have a great childhood and thrive in kindergarten. ECEAP expands equitable access to high-quality, culturally responsive preschool.

ECEAP ReadyNation: Washington Early Childhood Education Workforce report and fact sheet

The Pre-K to Workforce Pipeline: Washington State business leaders know that we need a highly-skilled workforce to compete in the global marketplace.

Adam Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:03
ECEAP Mission: Readiness Report and Fact Sheet

High-Quality Preschool in Washington State: A National Security Imperative. High-quality preschool will address the problems that disqualify 69% of Washington’s young adults from military service. Download complete report (PDF).  Download the complete fact sheet (PDF).

seayoung Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:02
ECEAP Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Fact Sheet

Access to ECEAP, a program with Quality Early Learning Can Reduce Crime. Download the fact sheet (PDF).

seayoung Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:57