From their earliest weeks of life, babies are growing in a very special way. They’re building their ability to interact with the people in their lives.
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Every parent wants their children to grow up free of the pain, distraction, and expense of untreated dental decay. Yet too many Washington children are adversely affected by dental caries, a chronic condition of one or more cavities that can disrupt school, homework, sleep, and mealtimes, and then impede physical development, speech, and adequate nutrition.
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Washington kids and families recently lost a joyful, compassionate advocate who brought her gifts and spirit to our shared work for equity and for kids.
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.
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.