Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

Foundation of Care Toolkit

Washington’s children and economy are threatened because the COVID-19 pandemic has put our early learning infrastructure at risk. Our state’s early education ecosystem was already fragile due to decades of health problems, underinvestment and now the economic impacts of the pandemic are destabilizing programs and compounding existing issues related to access, cost, quality, equity, and funding.

This toolkit includes actions to take, summaries of the impacts of COVID-19 on child care, and stories from parents and caregivers across Washington state.

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