Have a Heart for Kids Day rally, 2015

ELAA Link Library Resource

2019 ELAA Legislative Support Agenda

Support SEIU 925 FCC collective bargaining agreement:
Provisions include; Increasing EA reimbursement rates for levels 3 and 4; Increasing funding for professional development fund; Expand sub pool days and what they can be used for; Increasing transparency when the state believes an overpayment has occurred; State will cover costs for federally-mandated background checks for FFNs; Several financial issues in arbitration. Lead Organization is SEIU: Contact Erin Haick @ ehaick@seiu925.org

Support Expanding Bilingual Education in Washington State - One Pager on Dual Language

Support Expanding Bilingual Education in Washington State
Early Learning Specifics of this bill include:
• Support bilingualism from an early age and expand the number of dual language early learning programs, grants will be
made available to childcare providers and ECEAP programs. These dual language programs will provide content-based
instruction to students in two languages: English and a target language other than English spoken in the local community,
for example Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Russian, Arabic, native languages, or indigenous languages.

2019 Home Visiting One Pager

2019 Home Visiting One Pager

april.messenger Mon, 12/31/2018 - 16:34

Child Care: Rising Cost of Quality Threatens Access CCA Fact Sheet

Child care educators earn very low wages, child care center teachers turn over at a 43% rate, and 22% of child care businesses have closed since 2011. Without more public investment, these alarming trends will accelerate.

We call on the legislature to fund the cost of quality child care by investing $85.5 million into Working Connections Child Care center reimbursement rates. Read more here from Child Care Aware's fact sheet (PDF).

ECEAP ReadyNation: Washington Early Childhood Education Workforce report and fact sheet

The Pre-K to Workforce Pipeline: Washington State business leaders know that we need a highly-skilled workforce to compete in the global marketplace.

Adam Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:03
ECEAP Mission: Readiness Report and Fact Sheet

High-Quality Preschool in Washington State: A National Security Imperative. High-quality preschool will address the problems that disqualify 69% of Washington’s young adults from military service. Download complete report (PDF).  Download the complete fact sheet (PDF).

seayoung Fri, 01/20/2017 - 18:02
Workforce: Child Care Development Workforce Stakeholder Group

Draft legislation to address stability in the early learning workforce (PDF).

Adam Fri, 01/20/2017 - 17:59