Quality Child Care Matters

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

Quality child care helps children
do better in school and life.

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Investments in Washington’s Child Care System Needed to Prevent Worsening Child Care Crisis

TACOMA, WA – May 27, 2020 – Thousands of Washington’s licensed child care providers report they are at risk of closing permanently due to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The loss of these high-quality programs would significantly worsen our state’s decades-long child care crisis where demand has exceeded supply, child care waiting lists […]

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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