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If you are seeking child care, call the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center: 1-800-446-1114

We are building kid-centric, antiracist early learning communities.

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Programs and resources for child care providers

We’re here to help providers in King and Pierce counties access the services they need to offer the best possible quality care for children and families.

Assistance for families

We can help you find affordable, high-quality child care that fits your family’s unique needs, values, and lifestyle. Get started today!

Early Head Start

BrightSpark’s Early Head Start Family Child Care Partnership program for providers and families in South Pierce and King County.

Family, Friend, and Neighbor Programs

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn® Groups

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn® Groups

KP&L groups are available for caregivers and children 5 and younger to learn about child development and school readiness. Groups meet weekly, are based in community, and are available to all caregivers at no cost to them.
Brothers & Sisters Program

Brothers & Sisters Program

This program is specifically designed for middle- and high-school aged youth who take care of their younger siblings, cousins, nieces/nephews, and other young children while the children’s parents go to school or to work.


BrightSpark’s Advocacy and Policy team builds space for conversation between community members, elected officials, and government agencies, and champions policies that create more equitable early learning communities

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Support our Work

We can’t do the work that we do without the support of our community. Get involved and help us advance our mission of nurturing and sustaining child-centered, antiracist early learning communities today.

Work With Us

Careers at BrightSpark

BrightSpark’s mission is to nurture and sustain child-centered, antiracist early learning communities. We are looking for passionate people who will join our team to make this vision a reality!

BrightSpark is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity among our staff. We strongly encourage people of color, people who speak a second language, and people with disabilities to apply.