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Letter: Senators in support of State Food Assistance

Created on: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 11:32am

Twenty-six of the Senate's 49 members have signed a letter requesting the restoration of State Food Assistance. Read the letter.

Strengthen Apple Health for Kids

Created on: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 2:43pm

To contribute to our state’s future, children need the competitive edge of a great education. Apple Health for Kids helps children stay healthy and able to learn. Our priority for the 2013 legislative session is to reverse unaffordable monthly premiums imposed on hundreds of children in immigrant families. Learn more.

Communities Support State Food Assistance

Created on: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:24pm

Sixty-two community organizations from across the state have joined together to call for restoration of State Food Assistance for our children, elders, and families. Read their joint letter to state lawmakers.

Expand Access to High-Quality Early Learning

Created on: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 8:51am

High-quality early learning lays a foundation for a strong future. But too many young children still don’t get a chance to build the fundamental brain architecture that allows them to thrive in school and in life. Washington policymakers should:

Expand ECEAP by 1,500 children in the upcoming
biennium and work toward the legislature’s commitment
of full implementation by 2018

Make a simultaneous investment in targeted, voluntary,
comprehensive programs for infants and toddlers at
greatest risk of academic failure.

Expand Access to High-Quality Child Care Pass HB 1671/SB 5595

Created on: Friday, February 15, 2013 - 8:44am

Science tells us that, long before they reach kindergarten, children lay down the mental foundation for future learning. When we fail to surround young children with quality opportunities to build that foundation, it’s much harder for them to catch up later. Child care providers want the best for children in their care, but they need resources to improve and maintain quality. Investments now can lead to benefits for children, families, and society in the future. Chart a path for increasing access to high-quality care that includes: