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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Building Political Will and Finding Public Revenue for Early Care and Learning

Report | January 24, 2016

Early childhood caregiving and education is plagued by underfunding. As a result, private

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Latest Blog Posts

Do We Value Pets More than Educating Young Children?

Sarah Clark | July 16, 2018

The high cost of child care is a major stumbling block for parents of young children. In t

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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Why it Matters

Policy Success

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