Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

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Results for Kids in the 2019 Legislative Session
Working with parents, policymakers and community leaders from across Washington state, Children’s Alliance advances public policies that address the barriers of poverty and racism in order to give every child the opportunities they deserve. In the 2019 session, our advocacy produced the following results:
Adam Tue, 10/08/2019 - 11:05
COFA Dental Coverage: Senate Bill 5274

The 2019 Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 5274, establishing a COFA Islander Dental Care program. This new bipartisan law makes no-cost dental coverage available to adults from Compact of Free Association (COFA) nations residing in Washington, who are income-eligible for Medicaid (below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level).

Adam Mon, 04/29/2019 - 21:25

High Quality Child Care: Good for Babies, Families & Communities

Inadequate Working Connections Child Care subsidy reimbursement rates are standing in the way of access to affordable, high quality early learning opportunities for Washington’s young children and families. Invest in strong families and communities by increasing child care subsidy rates for infants and toddlers to 75 percent of the market rate. Read more (PDF).

 

Early Learning Facilities Fact Sheet

Capital Investment for Early Learning
The Need for Child Care Facilities
• Many families face daunting waiting lists for child care and are unable to work due to the lack of accessible, affordable child care.
• Lack of financing for facilities and capital improvements restricts the ability of child care and pre-school programs to expand.
• As Washington works to ensure all eligible children in ECEAP are served by 2022-23 we have to ensure physical space is available.