Monthly Archives: July 2002

The Link Between Early Childhood Education and Health

Health Care

Fact Sheet | July 1, 2002

By focusing early in childhood on prevention and protective factors, quality care and learning  can help children to grow up healthy. Early Experiences Are Important Determinants of Adult Health Status A child’s early experiences are lifelong determinants of health and well-being. Studies in neurobiology,  ne

Your Family Care Rights in Washington State

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Report | July 1, 2002

Governor Locke signed the 2002 Family Care Act on March 29, 2002. This law will entitle employees in Washington State to use sick leave or other paid time off to care for an ill child or seriously ill family member. The legislation will go into effect on January 1, 2003 Q: What are your rights under the 2002

How High Quality Child Care Benefits Business And The Economy?

Early Learning Educational Opportunity

Fact Sheet | July 1, 2002

Childcare is central to the economic well being of families, businesses, and communities. Research indicates that high quality care for young children directly affects the productivity of both the current and future workforce. Many families are struggling to balance family and work while providing their child

The Link Between Early Childhood Education And Crime And Violence Reduction

Early Learning Educational Opportunity

Fact Sheet | July 1, 2002

Quality Childcare Cuts Crime Powerful evidence from one study after another proves that high quality care in the first years of life can greatly reduce the risk that today’s babies and toddlers will become tomorrow’s violent teens and adults. New research on Chicago’s government-funded Child-Parent Centers tr

Early Learning and Care: The Numbers Behind The Need

Early Learning Educational Opportunity

Fact Sheet | July 1, 2002

Child Care Demand King County  In 2000 in King County, there were estimated to be 21,330 children full-time and 17,880 children part-time in child care centers. 22% of children in full-time were toddlers and 54% were preschool age.  In 2000 in King County, there were estimated to be 6,410 children full-time a

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