The Early Learning Action Alliance looks forward to working with state policymakers to achieve the following policies and funding in the 2019 Legislative Session. These priorities will improve child outcomes and move Washington closer to a state where every young child has equitable access to the opportunity to succeed in school and in life.
ELAA Link Library Resource
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.
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.
Doctors partnering with families to build language, literacy, and social-emotional skills that prepare children for kindergarten.
When doctors give children books and teach their parents to support language, literacy, and math at home, children develop critical skills that set the stage for success in school and life.
Support SEIU 925 FCC collective bargaining agreement:
Support Changes to the GRADS program
ReadyNation Fact Sheet on ECEAP
Mission: Readiness Fact Sheet on ECEAP
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