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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.

We'd like to thank all of the advocates and Children's Alliance members who spoke up for our communities. When we work together, we can make a real difference!

Foundation of Care Toolkit - Updated July 15 2020

Washington’s children and economy are threatened because the COVID-19 pandemic has put our early learning infrastructure at risk. 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. Download pdf.

charlotte.linton Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:55
Foundation of Care Brief Summary - Updated July 15 2020

A two-page overview of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Washington's early learning system and child care providers. Download pdf.

charlotte.linton Mon, 06/29/2020 - 15:38
Foundation of Care Full Brief - Updated July 15 2020

A full 6 page brief on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on families and child care providers, and recommendations to aid recovery. Download pdf.

charlotte.linton Mon, 06/29/2020 - 15:35
Child Care Crisis Letter from ELAA

A letter to legislators from ELAA highlighting the impacts of COVID-19 on families and child care providers, and explaining what is needed for recovery. Download pdf.

charlotte.linton Tue, 06/23/2020 - 15:22
Washington Child Care Stories from MomsRising

Washington’s economy and workforce cannot recover without child care. We must support our families in need, protect our frontline workers, and invest in the child care system which has long been the most underfunded component of our state’s education system. This document is a collection of stories from Washington MomsRising members sharing their struggles of accessing or providing child care during COVID-19. 

charlotte.linton Tue, 06/23/2020 - 15:17
ELAA Letter to Gov. Inslee - Support Child Care Providers During COVID_19 Pandemic

A letter from the Early Learning Action Alliance to Governor Inslee and Secretary Hunter to request financial aid and support for the early learning and child care sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

charlotte.linton Wed, 04/01/2020 - 11:16