Collaboration with Principals and Child Care Providers
A project connecting elementary school principals and local child care providers to improve children's success in school!
Child Care Aware of Washington is promoting early learning collaborations between elementary schools and child care providers as one way to help ensure that children’s transition into kindergarten is smooth and provides kids with a great start in school and in life. In support of the Early Learning Collaboration component of the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS), Child Care Aware of Washington is providing communities with customized resources and information that aim to increase communications and build connections between kindergarten teachers and providers. These services are available at no cost to elementary schools and child care providers through June 2014.
If you are a school principal interested in working with Child Care Aware and connecting with local child care providers in support of WaKIDS and early learning collaborations, you can start by:
- Reviewing the Bridging Communities and Making Connections project summary to learn more about the project.
- Submitting this request form to receive a report of local child care providers, and to connect with the Child Care Aware director in your region.
If you are an early learning provider interested in working with Child Care Aware and local elementary schools to support WaKIDS and early learning collaborations, you can start by:
- Reviewing Bridging Communities and Making Connections project summary to learn more about the project.
- Using this map to locate and contact your local Child Care Aware of Washington office.
- Contacting your coach or TA specialist from your local Child Care Aware Provider Services team (if you are participating in Early Achievers).
Initial requests for information during the pilot project phase (February 2014 – June 2014) will be processed by the Child Care Aware of Washington Statewide Family Center. Follow-up services will be provided by Child Care Aware Regional offices. This project is a joint effort of Child Care Aware of Washington, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Department of Early Learning.