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Child Care Aware 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...









Washington's Quality Rating and Improvement System


 High-quality child care helps children get ready for success in kindergarten and beyond. Yet child care quality varies considerably around Washington.

Early Achievers, Washington’s quality rating and improvement system (QRIS), is voluntary for licensed child care providers and helps early learning programs offer high-quality care. Early Achievers:

  • Connects families to child care and early learning programs with the help of an easy-to-understand rating system.
  • Offers coaching and resources for child care providers to support each child’s learning and development. Research shows this kind of assistance helps providers improve the quality of their programs. And when more young children are ready for school, we all benefit.


Interested in joining Early Achievers?


 Early Achievers, Washington's voluntary quality rating and improvement system, gives participating child care professionals free access to coaching, professional development and a tangible way to demonstrate their commitment to providing quality care and education for young children. (Read more...)


Learn more about becoming an Early Achievers Participant!  


Contact us today at 1 (509) 965-7109 to speak with an Early Acheivers Techical Assitance Specialist and sign up for an orientation.   Orientation is the first step to becoming an Early Achievers.  Check the Orientation Schedule to find out when the next Early Achievers orientation is being scheduled near you.  


Resources For Early Achievers Participants


The following resources and templates are referenced in the Early Achievers Quality Standards. (Read more...)


Early Achievers for Families


Early Achievers, Washington's quality rating and improvement system, helps parents and families evaluate how early learning programs are preparing children to succeed. (Read more...)


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Rebecca Knox
Regional Coordinator
(509) 965-7109