Inadequate Working Connections Child Care subsidy reimbursement rates are standing in the way of access to affordable, high quality early learning opportunities for Washington’s young children and families. Invest in strong families and communities by increasing child care subsidy rates for infants and toddlers to 75 percent of the market rate. Read more (PDF).
Capital Investment for Early Learning
The Need for Child Care Facilities
• Many families face daunting waiting lists for child care and are unable to work due to the lack of accessible, affordable child care.
• Lack of financing for facilities and capital improvements restricts the ability of child care and pre-school programs to expand.
• As Washington works to ensure all eligible children in ECEAP are served by 2022-23 we have to ensure physical space is available.
Doctors partnering with families to build language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that prepare children for kindergarten.
When doctors give children books and teach their parents to support language, literacy, and math at home, children develop critical skills that set the stage for success in school and life.
On Jan. 1, 2019, thanks to the state legislature, approximately 1,000 Washington residents from three Pacific Island nations gained access to medical care through the COFA Islander Health Care Program.