KCELC was first convened by SOAR in 2004 through a partnership with United Way. The alliance was made up of community members, organizational partners, funders, and others to improve service access, build community capacity, and eliminate inequities within the early learning system. In 2016 and 2017, the KCELC worked with nine other regional coalitions across the state to create a new statewide network, Washington Communities for Children (WCFC), in which communities intentionally share learnings, leadership, and resources. As SOAR came to a close in 2021, BrightSpark was asked to convene the KCELC, continue the state-wide work with WCFC, and support further engagement of families, providers, caregivers, and all other early learning contributors across King County.
King County Early Learning (KCELC) is dedicated to creating and advocating a space where community voices are the center in fostering the well-being of our youngest learners.
Check our coalition highlights for 2022.