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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 at the state and national levels for all WA families to have access to high-quality child care and early learning programs.

What's on top right now?

Child Care Aware of WA supports two new child care bills introduced by Rep. Reeves: HB2367 - Childcare Collaborative and HB2396 - Working Families Childcare Access & Affordability Through Regional Employers Act. Both would expand access to, and affordability of, high-quality child care across WA.

Let your elected representatives in Olympia know you support these two bills. You can find your legislator here.

Child Care Aware of Washington calls on the state legislature and the governor to restore full funding of Early Achievers and increase Working Connections Child Care subsidy reimbursement rates. Read our 2018 Legislative Agenda here.

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 the benefits businesses get when they support high-quality child care. It encourages employers large and small to get involved.

"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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