Quality Child Care Matters

90% of a child’s brain develops by age 5.

Quality child care helps children
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In the News

Most Legislative Child Care Wins from 2020 Session Spared Governor’s COVID-19-Caused Vetoes

Child Care Aware of Washington commends Governor Inslee and his leadership at the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF), for not vetoing most child care-related bills or budget investments made during the 2020 Legislative Session. As the Governor has said, “child care workers are a crucial support system in this struggle…they go to work […]

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Impact in Washington

14,456

families

found quality child care last year

3,921

providers

improved care by participating in Early Achievers

1,000+

scholarships

were awarded for provider education