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Our allies in Washington are holding the state’s leaders accountable—week in and week out—until they secure the resources required to make every Washington child safe and healthy.

State Allies:

Children's Alliance • Seattle, WA
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Top Priorities for 2020

Form a comprehensive statewide early care and education system

Expand and fund community-based pathways to professionalize the early childhood workforce

Expand the number of dual language early learning programs

Adjust the co-payment structure for Working Connections Child Care

Expand access to family supports through the Home Visiting Services Account

In 2019, Washington advocates won significant strengthening of the state’s crucial child care infrastructure. 

  • Expanded the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program and added 1,100 new slots for low-income families to access early learning child care
  • Increased investments in the Working Connections Child Care Program
  • Required the state to develop a detailed plan to address the barriers of access to high-quality care while preserving and expanding the diversity of the early care and education workforce

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving large-scale, long-lasting change for the state’s young children by providing our allies with powerful advantages that help them shape Washington early childhood policy.

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