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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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    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. Learn More>

    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. Learn More>

    We wavy star smMake a Difference in Children's Lives

    We can help you make your voice heard with your elected officials. Using this on-line tool makes it easy for you to share your opinion on child care issues. Learn more>