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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. Watch our Early Achievers Video for Parents.

    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 gives providers 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!