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Child Care Aware of Washington is making a difference for high-quality child care and early learning programs for every child in Washington State.


    • We connect families to high-quality child care and early learning programs, and we support child care 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.


We applaud our state's renewed commitment to

investing in high-quality early learning and child care programs with the passage of the Early Start Act!


It's an exciting time for early learning in Washington!

Child Care Aware of Washington is committed to the success of every young child and every child care provider across our state!


To learn more about the Early Start Act, read our FAQs for child care providers and parents.

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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 now serves 45% of licensed child care providers in Washington. Watch our Early Achievers Video for Parents.

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WA Scholarships for Child Care Professionals - Because Your Education Matters Too!

Child Care Aware's scholarship program, Washington Scholarships for Child Care Professionals, offers comprehensive scholarship to early learning professionals. Our program covers tuition, books, certification testing & more! Learn more>

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Learn more about the state of child care in Washington, including child care provider trends, the cost of child care and the thousands of families we assist every year. New - our 2015 county data reports are out! Read more!