Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

Subsidy/Co-Pay Task Force: Preliminary Materials for June Meeting

As a follow-up to our work this past legislative session on HB 1754 (Continuity of Child Care), the Early Learning Action Alliance has set up a Subsidy/Co-Pay Task Force.

Work of the task force will continue examining the three components of this legislation (extending the re-authorization period to 12 months, increasing the number of allowed absenses to 10, and limiting the co-pay amount for child care to no more that 10 percent of monthly family income) and identify other issues in the subsidy system affecting the quality and continuity of child care moving forward.

The Children's Alliance has been working with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) on a set of data tools to help inform both long-term and short term policies affecting children birth to three in Washington State. Below, you'll find the second tool in this series: Using Child Care Subsidy Policy for Washington. This tool can be used to inform current subsidy policy conversations. 

For more information, or if you're interested in joining this task force, contact Lonnie Johns-Brown: lonniejb@comcast.net .