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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. 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 child care providers. These services are available at no cost to elementary schools. Conversation

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:

    Requests for information 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.

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