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Child Care Aware Program Is A 'Godsend' For Parents

Darci Hedden of Selah tried unsuccessfully for two months to find quality child care for her twin babies, Max and Ava. Some child care centers were full. Others had space for only one of her twins...



Legislators will have to make extremely difficult choices regarding priorities of government, which means now more than ever they need to hear from their constituents what those priorities should be.  We at Child Care Aware of Washington have served as a conduit of information and communication between the child care industry and the state’s elected officials for over 20 years.  We offer a myriad of supports that make communicating with elected officials easy and effective.  So please do not hesitate to contact us for any and all help.  



Do you want to be immediately informed on child care policy issues that matter to you?  Do you want to make your voice heard?  Now you can through the CHILD CARE NFORMATION AND ACTION CENTER!  Learn how you will be able to:

  • Join state and national efforts to improve the availability and quality of child care
  • Find out where your elected officials stand on child care issues
  • Stay up to date on child care public policy changes, provide feedback to policy makers, and learn about the latest trends and reports
  • Contact child care leaders in WA State, such as the Department of Early Learning
  • Use tips and tools provided to make expressing your opinion on important child care issues easy and valuable
  • Contact media sources to share your opinions on the state of child care

Be informed and make your voice heard!  Click here to sign up!


Child Care Aware of Washington is proud to be a part of a statewide coalition of organizations that advocates on behalf of early learning, known as the Early Learning Action Alliance.  This group is a powerful coalition made up of dozens of organizations that are passionate about the needs of Washington’s early learners.  Click here for more information and resources.



The United Ways of Washington, in partnership with the Child Care Aware of Washington, creates and emails out an Early Learning Legislative Update each Friday throughout legislative session. We provide you with easy to understand, up-to-date information on key early learning discussions and actions taking place in Olympia by policymakers so that you can take action and speak up for the early learning issues you care most about. We encourage you to forward the legislative updates to your networks. Click here  to see previous legislative updates.  If you would like to receive updates in the future, email the following info to : (1) your name; (2) your organization name (if applicable); and (3) your email address.