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Child Care Aware® of Washington is a community resource for quality child care and early learning programs throughout the state.

  • We connect families to high quality child care and early learning programs, and we support providers who deliver it.
  • We provide scholarships for early learning professionals to enrich their expertise.
  • We provide business and civic leaders with information about the value of quality child care, and collaborate with them to make child care safe and enriching for children.
  • We advocate for safe, high-quality child care for every child in Washington State.
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Celebrate 25 years of Leading Change for Children at our 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner Sept. 10, 2014 at the Hotel Murano in Tacoma. We need your support to continue the momentum toward quality child care for every child.

Because Quality Matters.

    Provider2Early Achievers Helps Child Care Providers

    High-quality child care helps children get ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. Early Achievers, Washington's Quality Rating and Improvement System, is a voluntary program for helping licensed child care providers offer high-quality care.

    GradSEIU Scholarships for Family Child Care Providers

    We are now offering scholarships to help child care providers meet the state's minimum licensing standards. This funding will enable a provider the opportunity to obtain the State Initial ECE Certificate at a Washington State community or technical college, or the GED. More Information>

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    Leading Change for Children

    Join us for our 25th Year Anniversary Celebration Dinner on September 10th at the Hotel Murano in downtown Tacoma. Learn more>