Early Learning

Children with access to high-quality early learning and care (from birth to five years of age) do better in school, are more likely to graduate from high school and go on to college, and are less likely to commit crime. Public policies that support high-quality early learning programs lay the foundation for childrens’ academic success, improve our business climate and promote broad-based economic opportunity.


Research and Publications

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Improving Early Childhood Education Through Workforce Compensation

Issue Brief | October 20, 2016

Washington has taken commendable steps toward building a high quality early childhood educ

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The Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder

Fact Sheet | February 1, 2016

Policymakers and educators alike agree: high-quality early learning depends on the compete

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Latest Blog Posts

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No one is profiting from the high cost of child care

Carolanne Sanders | June 14, 2017

Affordable child care is becoming increasingly unobtainable for Washington families. As th

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Inslee’s budget is pragmatic — but our students need state leaders to go bold

Marilyn Watkins | December 20, 2016

Whether delighted or appalled at the outcome of November’s national elections, pretty much

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Why it Matters

Policy Success

Career & Wage Ladder

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