Washington state currently ranks sixth in the nation for the number of people living in child care deserts. This includes the residents of Whatcom County, who are at risk of losing 15 percent of their already inadequate number of available child care slots.
No Kidding! The Children's Alliance blog
When times are bad, kids should be protected from harm. When the economy gets better, kids should share in the benefits.
Kelly Blucher has learned that raising one’s voice is easy; it’s fun; it’s necessary; and it gets results.
Lawmakers have heard from parents, business owners and community-based leaders this legislative session about how to support the healthy development of babies, toddlers, preschool-age kids and their parents.
For healthy development, it’s imperative that babies and toddlers have the strongest learning experiences possible through high-quality early opportunities. Washington state policymakers, child care providers, and advocates have worked diligently on improving child care quality in Washington to give kids a strong start.
A new KIDS COUNT® policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation details hurdles that young parents face to support their children. These barriers threaten both the still-developing young adult parents and their young children, setting off a chain of diminished opportunities for two generations.
On Friday, July 27, children, parents and community advocates rallied their energy to support a strong start for all babies at Washington state’s first Strolling Thunder event.