Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

2020 legislative session

2020 Legislative Review

The 2020 legislative session ended just as the COVID-19 pandemic began impacting communities across the state. Despite the pandemic’s challenges (see Budget Cuts and Vetoes” below), the legislature took some good steps forward for kids and families.

Kids and the State Budget

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered the state capitol last Friday, in the form of budget cuts and vetoes to bills and investments that matter to kids. And as Gov.

Town Hall Finder 2020

In the midst of the 2020 legislative session, your legislators are back home and they want to hear from YOU. Now’s your chance to speak up for kids and families. Find a town hall near you.

Early Learning Advocacy Day

The Early Learning Action Alliance invites you to make some noise for the little ones at our first Early Learning Advocacy Day! Join us to Think Babies, stroll the capitol, and advocate for early learning resources for children and families in Washington. We invite you learn about advocacy, take a deep dive on issues such as prenatal services, home visiting, ECEAP, and child care, and rally on

ELAA 2020 One Pager

This document gives an overview of the Early Learning landscape in Washington state and outlines the ELAA legislative priorities for the 2020 session. View and download (pdf).


ELAA 2020 Legislative Agenda

The Early Learning Action Alliance looks forward to working with state policymakers to achieve the following policies and funding in the 2020 Legislative Session.

2020 Legislative Agenda

At Children’s Alliance, we believe every child can thrive in a world rich with opportunity. We partner with public officials, parents and community leaders to create strategies that help kids overcome the barriers of racism and poverty.


Affordable, high-quality child care is out of reach for the majority of Washington families, according to a first-of-its-kind survey of parents statewide. The survey, part of a recent report by the state Department of Commerce’s Child Care Collaborative Task Force, finds that: - 49 percent of Washington parents find it difficult to find, pay for and keep child care; - 27 percent quit their jobs or left school or training because of a lack of child care; - 9 percent were fired or dismissed because of child care issues.