Have a Heart for Kids Day 2020

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STATEMENT BY ELAA: Response to Governor's Budget Proposal

Governor Inslee’s budget is good for kids and addresses the tremendous impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on WA’s early learning system and families. 

charlotte.linton Mon, 12/21/2020 - 10:30
ELAA 2021 Legislative Agenda

2021 Legislative Agenda

Ensure that Every Child Can Thrive

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charlotte.linton Fri, 12/04/2020 - 13:02
Protect Family and Community Health - One Pager

An overview of COFA Islander Health Care and the Children's Health Program, and why we need to protect them. Download PDF.

charlotte.linton Thu, 12/03/2020 - 09:46
Black Lives Matter: Statement by the Early Learning Action Alliance

As a coalition of over sixty organizations from across Washington, the Early Learning Action Alliance (ELAA) affirms that Black Lives Matter - Black lives are valuable, they are beloved, and they are sacred. Read the full statement.

charlotte.linton Thu, 10/08/2020 - 14:18

2021 Legislative Agenda

We believe in the potential of every child. The challenges of racism, recession and pandemic pose acute threats to our children’s future—but we can meet them, together.

Our legislative agenda seeks to protect kids, remove barriers and create opportunity—so that children and families withstand the worst of these times and emerge ready to thrive.

Sign on Letter to Protect the Children's Health Program

An organizational letter to Governor Jay Inslee asking him to protect the Children's Health Program.

charlotte.linton Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:12

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 August 5 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