This report lays out a series of recommendations for rebuilding an economy that works for all Washingtonians. Download pdf.
ELAA Link Library Resource
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.
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.
Washington’s children and economy are threatened because the COVID-19 pandemic has put our early learning infrastructure at risk.
A two-page overview of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Washington's early learning system and child care providers. Download pdf.
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.
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.
A review of legislative progress for early learning in the 2020 session and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic upon the state budget.
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.
A letter from members of the Washington state legislature to the Washington congressional delegation to request significant investments in child care in the COVID-19 economic relief package.
A letter supported by the ELAA coalition, and circulated by our colleagues in states across the country, urging significant investments in our child care industry in the third COVID-19 economic relief package.
This document explains the positive impact of home visiting and outlines how lawmakers can invest state funding to expand the program. View and download (pdf).
The Early Learning Action Alliance looks forward to working with state policymakers to achieve the following policies and funding in the 2020 Legislative Session.