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Advocacy - Because Everything We Do for Kids Matters!

Child Care Aware of Washington advocates for all WA families to have access to high-quality child care and early learning programs, and for our state's child care professionals to earn a living wage.

Child Care Aware of Washington advocates on both the state and national levels for all WA families to have access to high-quality child care and early learning programs.

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Washington's 2017 Legislative Session promises to be a very important session for child care and early learning in WA. The state is grappling with key education funding issues and a new biennial budget. Child Care Aware of Washington and our partners are asking state legislators to Fund the Cost of Quality child care, and to help child care providers across the state mitigate the new state minimum wage increases. Read our Public Policy Agenda. Lea nuestra Agenda de Políticas Públicas. Akhri ajandaha siyaasadda guud.

Advocacy Action Center

Do you want to make a difference for kids and families in WA? Visit our Action Center and learn how you can easily make your voice heard in Olympia. Sign up to receive our advocacy emails so you'll know when your voice is needed most.

Share our fact sheet on the impacts of low state reimbursement rates to child care centers. Comparta nuestra hoja informativa sobre los impactos de las bajas tasas de reembolso estatal a los centros de cuidado infantil. Read warqadda xaqiiqda halkan.

Child Care Provider Survey

Are you a Washington child care provider? Has the state's new minimum wage increase affected you, your program and/or your staff? Please take our super-short survey to let us know. We will share the results with you and with state legislators.

National Advocacy

At the federal level, our national organization, Child Care Aware of America, is advocating the new Congress and the new administration for support of high-quality, affordable child care that is accessible to all American families. Check out their new campaign Child Care Works to see how you can easily become involved. Lend your voice to the effort to ensure that all children who need child care have access to care that is both high-quality and affordable. To make sure your voice is heard in "the other Washington," find your Congressional members here




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