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We’re committed to tackling the root causes of the injustices our early learning communities face.

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Our 2023 Legislative Priorities

• Ensure living wages for all child care educators

• Expand Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation for child care programs

• Streamline Working Connections Child Care eligibility for families and provide more resources for programs

• Expand Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups for Family Friend & Neighbor Caregivers

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Child Care Aware of Washington's 2023 Legislative Agenda

Child Care Aware of Washington's 2023 Legislative Agenda

These are the policies we're focused on to make early learning more equitable for everyone.
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The latest updates on updates on bills and budget requests we’re following this session.

Advocacy is for everyone.

It takes all of us to make big change.

Advocacy Pods are open to all members of the early learning spectrum who live in the same legislative district, including: Child care providers, parents, Family, Friend & Neighbor caregivers, BrightSpark staff and board members, and community partners. Each Pod meets with their elected officials to share the realities of what it’s like to navigate finding and offering care in their neighborhoods.

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Legislative Victories

The last several years have brought significant changes like the passage of the Washington Fair Start for Kids Act, increased early learning investments from the Pierce County Council, changes to child care access for families experiencing houselessness, and momentum at the federal level to make big changes in early learning. Thank you advocates for your tireless efforts to move us closer to a more equitable and supportive child care system!

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