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"Having my education continue by receiving the Washington Child Care Scholarship has enabled me to provide quality care and run my business professionally. My dreams are coming true!” ~ Linda Levack, Maple Valley

"WA Scholarships made it possible to finish my degree, be a better teacher and still afford to eat. TWO THUMBS UP! By far the most simple application process, helpful staff and approachable program." ~ Emily Dreste, Bellingham

“Thank you so much for all your hard work and support. I can honestly say I would not have been able to attend college if it wasn’t for the Washington Scholarships for Child Care Professionals program. Because of the program, many other family child care providers like me are able to expand their knowledge and improve their child care businesses while working toward their degree.” ~ Tamra Dschaak, Spokane Kids observing

“I truly appreciate the opportunity you have given me to finish my education. Without this scholarship it would have been impossible for many reasons. I will be forever grateful.” ~ Theresa Dingman, Yakima

“WA Scholarships has changed my life as a provider. I am now able to understand the whole child from birth on, and to teach them at their level and accept them for who they are. Having the support of the WA Scholarships program has helped a lot.” ~ Corina Villareal, Yakima

“Without this scholarship I would not be able to pursue my dream of being the “Best Preschool Teacher/Child Care Provider” that I can be. I'm very grateful for the assistance and the time the staff takes to help me.” ~ Simone Lara–Durant, University Place

“This wonderful scholarship has opened doors in education for me I never knew existed. I enjoyed all my classes and the fellowship of other students who have the same goals and desires to help children. The WA Scholarship program has made it easy to start this journey and keeps me going toward my goal.” ~ Cynthia Moore, Tacoma

“Having employees able to go to college and take classes pertinent to their field is a huge benefit. Staff come to me with fresh ideas and curriculum. Having been in this field for so long, I sometimes need fresh views, new excitement and energy.”~ Kari Sanders, Oak Harbor

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