Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Early Learning


Children's Alliance strives to advance early learning policy and investments that close the opportunity gap for children in low-income families and children of color.

Our goal is to create an early learning system in Washington that supports families by making sure they have high-quality options for their children’s early care and learning—whether their children spend their days at home, in formal child care, or with family and friends.

We choose policy priorities that create racial equality, undo the damage caused by racism and support families of color. We recognize that we can only improve the lives of ALL children if we start with those furthest from opportunity.

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Early investments pay lifelong dividends. In the 2020 legislative session we're asking lawmakers to adopt and sustainably fund policies to expand access to high quality, culturally relevant opportunities for babies, toddlers and preschool-age children.

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Want to know what we're up to? Check out our blog for updates from our members, press releases about our past and current policies, and news about upcoming events.

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We don't do this work alone. The Early Learning Action Alliance is a broad coalition of organizations representing a diverse array of Washington nonprofits, professional associations, businesses, and industries.

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Mom and baby at Strolling Thunder 2019CAMPAIGN SPOTLIGHT: THINK BABIES

Children's Alliance has joined ZERO TO THREE's Think Babies™ campaign to advocate for policies and programs that work for Washington infants and toddlers and their families.

In 2018 we worked with a broad set of partners to learn more about the issues facing infants and toddlers in Washington state and created a 2019 Think babies Legislative Agenda.

Advocates and partners showed up big for babies! As a result, the 2019 Think Babies agenda saw tremendous success! Washington passed the Child Care Access Now Act, increased child care subsidy rates, and passed authorizing language for an Early ECEAP program.