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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.

Did you know business can play a key role in strengthening their workforce today and tomorrow via high-quality child care?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently released a report, "Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High-Quality Childcare," that details how businesses benefit when their employees have access to high-quality child care and the easy things businesses can do to ensure access to affordable child care programs. Click here for a list of things Washington businesses can do to increase access to high-quality child care in their communities. Haga clic aquí para obtener una lista de las cosas que las empresas de Washington pueden hacer para aumentar el acceso a cuidado infantil de alta calidad en sus comunidades.

"Today's workers need childcare. Tomorrow's workers are in childcare." ~ Katharine B. Stevens, American Enterprise Institute, Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High-Quality Childcare, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, June 2017

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Learn more about how and why Washington businesses are supporting high-quality child care:

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Take Action for Kids!

You can make a real difference for young children and their families. Simply let your elected representatives know you support investment in high-quality child care, and in the child care assistance programs that allow working families to afford quality child care and early learning programs. Visit our Action Center to send a message to your rep in Olympia.

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Do you want to become more involved? Become a Parent Ambassador and learn how to engage directly with legislators. Click here to learn more.