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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 advocate for safe, high-quality child care for every child in Washington State.


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    Early Achievers Helps Families and Child Care Providers

    High-quality child care helps children get ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. Early Achievers is a voluntary program for helping licensed child care providers offer high-quality care. Learn More>

    Graduate Heather DeylSEIU 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>

    Girl looking down the road v.2The 2015 Legislative Session - Key to the Future of Early Childhood Education in Washington State!

    Learn how you can help sustain and grow a system of high-quality early care and education that sets children on a course for success in learning and in life. Because Quality Matters!