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The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This KIDS COUNT policy report details how a child’s early development from birth through age 8 is essential to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement. To prepare all of America’s children to succeed, this document sets forth broad policy recommendations. This policy report also features data on early childhood development for every state, the District of Columbia and the nation. View the full document
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Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2013 Report

Child Care Aware

This report reveals that families are paying more for child care, and are paying a significant part of their earnings for this care. In the last year, the cost of child care increased at up to eight times the rate of increases in family income. View the full document
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Guide to Selecting a Nanny

Child Care Resources

Information on advantages and disadvantages of a nanny, how to find and hire a nanny, and other practical and legal resources for managing a nanny relationship. View the full document
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Child Care Quality Checklist (English)

Child Care Resources

Key quality indicators to be considered in the choice of child care, including teacher/child ratios, learning environment, health and safety and more. View the full document
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Early Achievers Family Brochure

Department of Early Learning

Information for parents and families describing Early Achievers, Washington State's Quality Rating and Improvement System and high quality child care. View the full document
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Elements of Quality Child Care

Child Care Resources

An easy to read document outlining the key elements of quality child care. View the full document
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Taking Care of Our Children (English)

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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Working Connections Child Care Provider Rates - King County

Child Care Resources

The King County child care rates through Working Connections, Washington State DSHS subsidy program for child care. View the full document
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Somali Taking Care of Our Children

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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Overview of Homeless Child Care Program

Child Care Resources

An overview of CCR's Homeless Child Care Program: the need it meets, the work it accomplishes and its impact on our community. View the full document
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Lista de Control de Calidad del Cuidado Infantil (Child Care Quality Checklist Spanish)

Child Care Resources

list of quality indicators View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups

Child Care Resources

A list of Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups in Washington State updated regularly. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope P&L Trainings and Events

Child Care Resources

Schedule of upcoming trainings and events available to Kaleidoscope Play & Learn affiliate organizations, including Kaleidoscope Play & Learn 101, facilitator webinars and Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Network meetings. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Description

Child Care Resources

Short description of the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn program, its impact, and how to find more information View the full document
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Family Center Brochure (English)

Child Care Resources

Information and education that all families need to know in making their choice of child care. View the full document
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DEL's Kindergarten Readiness Tips

Department of Early Learning

Every child develops in his own way, but there are some general things for your family to think about when getting your child ready to start kindergarten. View the full document
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Community Café Report

Early Childhood Initiative

Report of a project linking Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups with Community Cafes in Washington State View the full document
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Cinco Pasos Para Encontrar Cuidado Infantil de Alta Calidad (Spanish)

Child Care Resources

A step by step guide to choosing quality child care. View the full document
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Homeless Child Care Program Eligibility & Services

Child Care Resources

Describes eligibility for CCR's Homeless Child Care Program including access for families for whom English is not their first language and a list of services provided by the program. View the full document
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Homeless Child Care Programs Outside of King County

Child Care Resources

A list of programs across the state of Washington, similar to CCR's King County Homeless Child Care Program, who can provide support and subsidy for families facing homelessness. View the full document
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In-Home Placement Agencies

Child Care Resources

A list of agencies with provide referrals for in-home child care, such as nannies or sitters. View the full document
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Russian Taking Care of Our Children

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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Spanish Taking Care of Our Children

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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Vietnamese Taking Care of Our Children

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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WA Child Care Licensing Regulations

Child Care Resources

A brief snapshot of important Washington State Child Care Licensing Regulations that all families should be aware of when placing a child in licensed child care. View the full document
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Au Pair Agencies

Child Care Resources

List of US agencies that sponsor au pair exchanges View the full document
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Amharic Taking Care of Our Children

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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A Baby's Brain

Child Care Resources

Incredible information on a baby's brain development and how parents and other adults in a baby's life can impact this critical time of growth. View the full document
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Spanish Family Center Brochure

Child Care Resources

Spanish language parent education that all families need to know in making their choice of child care. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Guidelines

Child Care Resources

Detailed guidelines and standards that all affiliates and groups follow. Describes the guiding principles and the essential activities of Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups. View the full document
The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2013 Report
Guide to Selecting a Nanny
Child Care Quality Checklist (English)
Early Achievers Family Brochure
Elements of Quality Child Care
Taking Care of Our Children (English)
Working Connections Child Care Provider Rates - King County
Somali Taking Care of Our Children
Overview of Homeless Child Care Program
Lista de Control de Calidad del Cuidado Infantil (Child Care Quality Checklist Spanish)
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups
Kaleidoscope P&L Trainings and Events
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Description
Family Center Brochure (English)
DEL's Kindergarten Readiness Tips
Community Café Report
Cinco Pasos Para Encontrar Cuidado Infantil de Alta Calidad (Spanish)
Homeless Child Care Program Eligibility & Services
Homeless Child Care Programs Outside of King County
In-Home Placement Agencies
Russian Taking Care of Our Children
Spanish Taking Care of Our Children
Vietnamese Taking Care of Our Children
WA Child Care Licensing Regulations
Au Pair Agencies
Amharic Taking Care of Our Children
A Baby's Brain
Spanish Family Center Brochure
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Guidelines

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The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This KIDS COUNT policy report details how a child’s early development from birth through age 8 is essential to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement. To prepare all of America’s children to succeed, this document sets forth broad policy recommendations. This policy report also features data on early childhood development for every state, the District of Columbia and the nation. View the full document
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Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2013 Report

Child Care Aware

This report reveals that families are paying more for child care, and are paying a significant part of their earnings for this care. In the last year, the cost of child care increased at up to eight times the rate of increases in family income. View the full document
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Guide to Selecting a Nanny

Child Care Resources

Information on advantages and disadvantages of a nanny, how to find and hire a nanny, and other practical and legal resources for managing a nanny relationship. View the full document
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Child Care Quality Checklist (English)

Child Care Resources

Key quality indicators to be considered in the choice of child care, including teacher/child ratios, learning environment, health and safety and more. View the full document
x

Early Achievers Family Brochure

Department of Early Learning

Information for parents and families describing Early Achievers, Washington State's Quality Rating and Improvement System and high quality child care. View the full document
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Elements of Quality Child Care

Child Care Resources

An easy to read document outlining the key elements of quality child care. View the full document
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Taking Care of Our Children (English)

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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Working Connections Child Care Provider Rates - King County

Child Care Resources

The King County child care rates through Working Connections, Washington State DSHS subsidy program for child care. View the full document
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Somali Taking Care of Our Children

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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Overview of Homeless Child Care Program

Child Care Resources

An overview of CCR's Homeless Child Care Program: the need it meets, the work it accomplishes and its impact on our community. View the full document
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Lista de Control de Calidad del Cuidado Infantil (Child Care Quality Checklist Spanish)

Child Care Resources

list of quality indicators View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups

Child Care Resources

A list of Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups in Washington State updated regularly. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope P&L Trainings and Events

Child Care Resources

Schedule of upcoming trainings and events available to Kaleidoscope Play & Learn affiliate organizations, including Kaleidoscope Play & Learn 101, facilitator webinars and Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Network meetings. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Description

Child Care Resources

Short description of the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn program, its impact, and how to find more information View the full document
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Family Center Brochure (English)

Child Care Resources

Information and education that all families need to know in making their choice of child care. View the full document
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DEL's Kindergarten Readiness Tips

Department of Early Learning

Every child develops in his own way, but there are some general things for your family to think about when getting your child ready to start kindergarten. View the full document
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Community Café Report

Early Childhood Initiative

Report of a project linking Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups with Community Cafes in Washington State View the full document
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Cinco Pasos Para Encontrar Cuidado Infantil de Alta Calidad (Spanish)

Child Care Resources

A step by step guide to choosing quality child care. View the full document
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Homeless Child Care Program Eligibility & Services

Child Care Resources

Describes eligibility for CCR's Homeless Child Care Program including access for families for whom English is not their first language and a list of services provided by the program. View the full document
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Homeless Child Care Programs Outside of King County

Child Care Resources

A list of programs across the state of Washington, similar to CCR's King County Homeless Child Care Program, who can provide support and subsidy for families facing homelessness. View the full document
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In-Home Placement Agencies

Child Care Resources

A list of agencies with provide referrals for in-home child care, such as nannies or sitters. View the full document
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Russian Taking Care of Our Children

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
x

Spanish Taking Care of Our Children

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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Vietnamese Taking Care of Our Children

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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WA Child Care Licensing Regulations

Child Care Resources

A brief snapshot of important Washington State Child Care Licensing Regulations that all families should be aware of when placing a child in licensed child care. View the full document
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Au Pair Agencies

Child Care Resources

List of US agencies that sponsor au pair exchanges View the full document
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Amharic Taking Care of Our Children

Child Care Resources

A resource guide for caregivers of young children. Includes information on communicating between parents and caregivers, home safety, child development, play and activities, school readiness, health and nutrition. View the full document
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A Baby's Brain

Child Care Resources

Incredible information on a baby's brain development and how parents and other adults in a baby's life can impact this critical time of growth. View the full document
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Spanish Family Center Brochure

Child Care Resources

Spanish language parent education that all families need to know in making their choice of child care. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Guidelines

Child Care Resources

Detailed guidelines and standards that all affiliates and groups follow. Describes the guiding principles and the essential activities of Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups. View the full document
The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2013 Report
Guide to Selecting a Nanny
Child Care Quality Checklist (English)
Early Achievers Family Brochure
Elements of Quality Child Care
Taking Care of Our Children (English)
Working Connections Child Care Provider Rates - King County
Somali Taking Care of Our Children
Overview of Homeless Child Care Program
Lista de Control de Calidad del Cuidado Infantil (Child Care Quality Checklist Spanish)
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups
Kaleidoscope P&L Trainings and Events
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Description
Family Center Brochure (English)
DEL's Kindergarten Readiness Tips
Community Café Report
Cinco Pasos Para Encontrar Cuidado Infantil de Alta Calidad (Spanish)
Homeless Child Care Program Eligibility & Services
Homeless Child Care Programs Outside of King County
In-Home Placement Agencies
Russian Taking Care of Our Children
Spanish Taking Care of Our Children
Vietnamese Taking Care of Our Children
WA Child Care Licensing Regulations
Au Pair Agencies
Amharic Taking Care of Our Children
A Baby's Brain
Spanish Family Center Brochure
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Guidelines

Resources for Early Learning Professionals

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DEL Licensing Handbook

Department of Early Learning

Licensed Child Care in Washington State: A Guide for Child Care Providers. Department of Early Learning’s Licensing Handbook filled with helpful information and answers to your questions. View the full document
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Complaint and Provider Referral Policy

Child Care Resources

The policy that CCR developed to clarify our role and develop a procedure for dealing with complaints concerning providers. View the full document
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Coaching and Quality Assistance in Quality Rating Improvement Systems

National Center for Children in Poverty

Approaches Used by TA Providers to Improve Quality in Early Care and Education Programs and Home-based Settings. This report presents results of in-depth interviews with technical assistance providers in 17 states that have statewide QRISs. The results highlight features of quality assistance they are providing as part of a QRIS, including: TA providers’ efforts to strengthen different aspects of quality, the coaching methods TA providers use, and the support TA providers receive to do their work. The report presents recommendations for strengthening quality assistance in QRISs, documenting TA providers’ activities and their relationship to quality improvement, and providing effective supports for the work of TA providers. View the full document
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Child Care Rate and Resources in Washington State 2012

Washington State University

Results of the 2012 Washington State Child Care Survey prepared by WSU for DEL. View the full document
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HighScope Preschool Curriculum Course Prospectus

HighScope

Overview of the four-week Preschool Curriculum Course (PCC) designed to prepare teachers and caregivers to implement the HighScope educational approach in their early childhood programs. View the full document
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HighScope Training of Trainers Program Prospectus

HighScope

An overview of the three-week combined course to provide training in the HighScope curriculum and skills to train others to implement the educational approach. View the full document
DEL Licensing Handbook
Complaint and Provider Referral Policy
Coaching and Quality Assistance in Quality Rating Improvement Systems
Child Care Rate and Resources in Washington State 2012
HighScope Preschool Curriculum Course Prospectus
HighScope Training of Trainers Program Prospectus

Resources for Early Learning Professionals

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DEL Licensing Handbook

Department of Early Learning

Licensed Child Care in Washington State: A Guide for Child Care Providers. Department of Early Learning’s Licensing Handbook filled with helpful information and answers to your questions. View the full document
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Complaint and Provider Referral Policy

Child Care Resources

The policy that CCR developed to clarify our role and develop a procedure for dealing with complaints concerning providers. View the full document
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Coaching and Quality Assistance in Quality Rating Improvement Systems

National Center for Children in Poverty

Approaches Used by TA Providers to Improve Quality in Early Care and Education Programs and Home-based Settings. This report presents results of in-depth interviews with technical assistance providers in 17 states that have statewide QRISs. The results highlight features of quality assistance they are providing as part of a QRIS, including: TA providers’ efforts to strengthen different aspects of quality, the coaching methods TA providers use, and the support TA providers receive to do their work. The report presents recommendations for strengthening quality assistance in QRISs, documenting TA providers’ activities and their relationship to quality improvement, and providing effective supports for the work of TA providers. View the full document
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Child Care Rate and Resources in Washington State 2012

Washington State University

Results of the 2012 Washington State Child Care Survey prepared by WSU for DEL. View the full document
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HighScope Preschool Curriculum Course Prospectus

HighScope

Overview of the four-week Preschool Curriculum Course (PCC) designed to prepare teachers and caregivers to implement the HighScope educational approach in their early childhood programs. View the full document
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HighScope Training of Trainers Program Prospectus

HighScope

An overview of the three-week combined course to provide training in the HighScope curriculum and skills to train others to implement the educational approach. View the full document
DEL Licensing Handbook
Complaint and Provider Referral Policy
Coaching and Quality Assistance in Quality Rating Improvement Systems
Child Care Rate and Resources in Washington State 2012
HighScope Preschool Curriculum Course Prospectus
HighScope Training of Trainers Program Prospectus

Forms & Applications

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CCR Customized Training Request Form

Child Care Resources

The customized training request form is your entry way to designing a unique and affordable professional development opportunity for your staff (both pre-service and in-service). View the full document
CCR Customized Training Request Form

Forms & Applications

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CCR Customized Training Request Form

Child Care Resources

The customized training request form is your entry way to designing a unique and affordable professional development opportunity for your staff (both pre-service and in-service). View the full document
CCR Customized Training Request Form

Data Research & Policy

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Sparking Connections Phase I

Families and Work Institute

Sparking Connections: Community Based Strategies for Helping Family, Friend and Neighbor Caregivers Meet the Needs of Employees, Their Children and Employers. A report on Phase I of the Sparking Connections Initiative led by Families and Work Institute (2000-2003). Interviews with national, state and local experts and innovative thinkers from disciplines related to early learning, health, family support, and community development sought new ideas and creative thinking about ways to support FFN caregivers. Interviews with retail managers, employees and their FFN caregivers resulted in illuminating conversations on child care challenges, needs and experiences from all perspectives. View the full document
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The Timing and Quality of Early Experiences Combine to Shape Brain Architecture

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

The foundations of brain architecture are established early in life through a continuous series of dynamic interactions in which environmental conditions and personal experiences have a significant impact on how genetic predispositions are expressed. Because specific experiences affect specific brain circuits during specific developmental stages—referred to as sensitive periods— it is vitally important to take advantage of these early opportunities in the developmental building process. The quality of a child’s early environment and the availability of appropriate experiences at the right stages of development are crucial in determining the strength or weakness of the brain’s architecture, which, in turn, determines how well he or she will be able to think and to regulate emotions. This report from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child summarizes in clear language the most recent scientific advances in understanding the importance of sensitive periods on brain development, and the implications of those findings for policy. View the full document
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Leave a Legacy - Planned Giving

Child Care Resources

Leaving a legacy is known as a planned gift. It is entirely up to you on how you want to set this up in your will. Talk with a lawyer or estate planner to make the provisions to meet your goals. This document will provide you with the basic information to get started. View the full document
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Kids Count Data Book 2013: State Trends in Child Well-Being

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book ranks states in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report 2013

Organizational Research Services

2013 Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Outcomes Evaluation report for King County; includes outcomes results as well as demographic information of participating families. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report Statewide 2014

Organizational Research Services

2014 Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Outcomes Evaluation report for Washington State; includes outcomes results as well as demographic information of participating families. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report King County 2014

Organizational Research Services

2014 Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Outcomes Evaluation report for King County; includes outcomes results as well as demographic information of participating families. View the full document
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Extending Home Visiting to Kinship Caregivers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers

Elizabeth Hoffman and Tiffany Conway Perrin

This 2009 report explores ways that home visiting can support children who spend much of their time in the care of someone other than a parent. Presents findings from interviews with representatives from national home visiting models. Highlights promising models for serving FFN and kinship caregivers. Includes recommendations for state and federal policy. By Elizabeth Hoffman and Tiffany Conway Perrin for CLASP. View the full document
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Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the US

Amy Susman-Stillman and Patti Banghart

Review of studies about FFN care by Amy Susman-Stillman for Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, August 2008. Highlights patterns of FFN care related to children’s ages, family characteristics, parental work status and family structure. Notes that FFN caregivers are usually relatives, most often grandmothers. View the full document
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Coaching and Quality Assistance in Quality Rating Improvement Systems

National Center for Children in Poverty

Approaches Used by TA Providers to Improve Quality in Early Care and Education Programs and Home-based Settings. This report presents results of in-depth interviews with technical assistance providers in 17 states that have statewide QRISs. The results highlight features of quality assistance they are providing as part of a QRIS, including: TA providers’ efforts to strengthen different aspects of quality, the coaching methods TA providers use, and the support TA providers receive to do their work. The report presents recommendations for strengthening quality assistance in QRISs, documenting TA providers’ activities and their relationship to quality improvement, and providing effective supports for the work of TA providers. View the full document
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Child Care Rate and Resources in Washington State 2012

Washington State University

Results of the 2012 Washington State Child Care Survey prepared by WSU for DEL. View the full document
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CCR Strategy Road Map

Child Care Resources

A robust outline of Child Care Resources 2011 strategic planning process, including analysis of programs and early learning environment. View the full document
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CCR Document Retention Policy

CCR

CCR's Document Retention policy displayed in compliance with our internal controls View the full document
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FFN Care Best Practices

Betty Emarita

Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care Best Practices: How Culturally Diverse Families Teach Their Children to Succeed and How Early Education Systems Can Learn from Them. This report describes the implementation of and learning from a project for Ready4K, a Minnesota early education public policy organization. The project identifies practices used by diverse families to help their children succeed. Recommendations include a family investment model rather than a professional development model, and culturally responsive curricula for families, child care providers and parent educators. Written by Betty Emarita, Development and Training Resources. View the full document
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Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2013 Report

Child Care Aware

This report reveals that families are paying more for child care, and are paying a significant part of their earnings for this care. In the last year, the cost of child care increased at up to eight times the rate of increases in family income. View the full document
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Racial Equity Theory of Change

Thrive by Five Washington and ORS

The Racial Equity Theory of Change (RE-TOC) is the product of a collaborative community effort owned by early learning professionals in Washington state. Thrive by Five convened a group of over 100 early learning stakeholders, including Child Care Resources, in a year-long process to develop the RE-TOC to inform the implementation of the Early Learning Plan. This series of meetings was designed to be a conversation of stakeholders from across the state, including parents, practitioners, researchers, and community leaders, as well as partners at the Department of Early Learning (DEL) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), to closely examine the opportunity gap and how it manifests itself in the early learning system. View the full document
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The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This KIDS COUNT policy report details how a child’s early development from birth through age 8 is essential to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement. To prepare all of America’s children to succeed, this document sets forth broad policy recommendations. This policy report also features data on early childhood development for every state, the District of Columbia and the nation. View the full document
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Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework

CSSP

The Center for the Study of Social Policy developed a Strengthening Families framework of research-informed factors that contribute to the well-being of children, youth and families. These protective factors provide a research base for the strength-based approaches that CCR’s Family, Friend & Neighbor program has utilized in developing messages, resources, and programs, including Kaleidoscope Play & Learn and Early Learning Conversations. View the full document
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Sparking Connections Phase II

Families and Work Institute

Sparking Connections Phase II: a Multi-Site Evaluation of Community-Based Strategies to Support Family, Friend and Neighbor Caregivers of Children. Part 2 of a report describing lessons learned from a two-year demonstration and evaluation project (2003-2005) that grew out of Sparking Connections Phase I. The report offers and recommendations for states, communities, policy makers, funders and other leaders interested in supporting intentional FFN care and healthy child development. Includes a discussion of quality in FFN care. View the full document
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Understanding Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care in Washington State

Human Services Policy Center

This 2002 report by Human Services Policy Center presents statewide research on several questions: number of children in FFN care; hours/week children are in FFN care; which families choose FFN care and why; characteristics of FFN caregivers; policy implications. View the full document
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CCA of WA Family Center Evaluation Report

ORS

This summary presents the results of an evaluation of the services provided by the Child Care Aware of Washington (CCA of WA) Family Center from July 2012 through May 2013. The results are based on call center records, an online survey, phone surveys and interviews, a focus group, and secret shopper call data. View the full document
Sparking Connections Phase I
The Timing and Quality of Early Experiences Combine to Shape Brain Architecture
Leave a Legacy - Planned Giving
Kids Count Data Book 2013: State Trends in Child Well-Being
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report 2013
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report Statewide 2014
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report King County 2014
Extending Home Visiting to Kinship Caregivers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers
Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the US
Coaching and Quality Assistance in Quality Rating Improvement Systems
Child Care Rate and Resources in Washington State 2012
CCR Strategy Road Map
CCR Document Retention Policy
FFN Care Best Practices
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2013 Report
Racial Equity Theory of Change
The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success
Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework
Sparking Connections Phase II
Understanding Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care in Washington State
CCA of WA Family Center Evaluation Report

Data Research & Policy

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Sparking Connections Phase I

Families and Work Institute

Sparking Connections: Community Based Strategies for Helping Family, Friend and Neighbor Caregivers Meet the Needs of Employees, Their Children and Employers. A report on Phase I of the Sparking Connections Initiative led by Families and Work Institute (2000-2003). Interviews with national, state and local experts and innovative thinkers from disciplines related to early learning, health, family support, and community development sought new ideas and creative thinking about ways to support FFN caregivers. Interviews with retail managers, employees and their FFN caregivers resulted in illuminating conversations on child care challenges, needs and experiences from all perspectives. View the full document
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The Timing and Quality of Early Experiences Combine to Shape Brain Architecture

National Scientific Council on the Developing Child

The foundations of brain architecture are established early in life through a continuous series of dynamic interactions in which environmental conditions and personal experiences have a significant impact on how genetic predispositions are expressed. Because specific experiences affect specific brain circuits during specific developmental stages—referred to as sensitive periods— it is vitally important to take advantage of these early opportunities in the developmental building process. The quality of a child’s early environment and the availability of appropriate experiences at the right stages of development are crucial in determining the strength or weakness of the brain’s architecture, which, in turn, determines how well he or she will be able to think and to regulate emotions. This report from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child summarizes in clear language the most recent scientific advances in understanding the importance of sensitive periods on brain development, and the implications of those findings for policy. View the full document
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Leave a Legacy - Planned Giving

Child Care Resources

Leaving a legacy is known as a planned gift. It is entirely up to you on how you want to set this up in your will. Talk with a lawyer or estate planner to make the provisions to meet your goals. This document will provide you with the basic information to get started. View the full document
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Kids Count Data Book 2013: State Trends in Child Well-Being

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The 2013 KIDS COUNT Data Book provides a detailed picture of how children are faring in the United States. In addition to ranking states on overall child well-being, the Data Book ranks states in four domains: Economic Well-Being, Education, Health, and Family and Community. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report 2013

Organizational Research Services

2013 Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Outcomes Evaluation report for King County; includes outcomes results as well as demographic information of participating families. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report Statewide 2014

Organizational Research Services

2014 Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Outcomes Evaluation report for Washington State; includes outcomes results as well as demographic information of participating families. View the full document
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Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report King County 2014

Organizational Research Services

2014 Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Outcomes Evaluation report for King County; includes outcomes results as well as demographic information of participating families. View the full document
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Extending Home Visiting to Kinship Caregivers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers

Elizabeth Hoffman and Tiffany Conway Perrin

This 2009 report explores ways that home visiting can support children who spend much of their time in the care of someone other than a parent. Presents findings from interviews with representatives from national home visiting models. Highlights promising models for serving FFN and kinship caregivers. Includes recommendations for state and federal policy. By Elizabeth Hoffman and Tiffany Conway Perrin for CLASP. View the full document
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Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the US

Amy Susman-Stillman and Patti Banghart

Review of studies about FFN care by Amy Susman-Stillman for Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, August 2008. Highlights patterns of FFN care related to children’s ages, family characteristics, parental work status and family structure. Notes that FFN caregivers are usually relatives, most often grandmothers. View the full document
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Coaching and Quality Assistance in Quality Rating Improvement Systems

National Center for Children in Poverty

Approaches Used by TA Providers to Improve Quality in Early Care and Education Programs and Home-based Settings. This report presents results of in-depth interviews with technical assistance providers in 17 states that have statewide QRISs. The results highlight features of quality assistance they are providing as part of a QRIS, including: TA providers’ efforts to strengthen different aspects of quality, the coaching methods TA providers use, and the support TA providers receive to do their work. The report presents recommendations for strengthening quality assistance in QRISs, documenting TA providers’ activities and their relationship to quality improvement, and providing effective supports for the work of TA providers. View the full document
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Child Care Rate and Resources in Washington State 2012

Washington State University

Results of the 2012 Washington State Child Care Survey prepared by WSU for DEL. View the full document
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CCR Strategy Road Map

Child Care Resources

A robust outline of Child Care Resources 2011 strategic planning process, including analysis of programs and early learning environment. View the full document
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CCR Document Retention Policy

CCR

CCR's Document Retention policy displayed in compliance with our internal controls View the full document
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FFN Care Best Practices

Betty Emarita

Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care Best Practices: How Culturally Diverse Families Teach Their Children to Succeed and How Early Education Systems Can Learn from Them. This report describes the implementation of and learning from a project for Ready4K, a Minnesota early education public policy organization. The project identifies practices used by diverse families to help their children succeed. Recommendations include a family investment model rather than a professional development model, and culturally responsive curricula for families, child care providers and parent educators. Written by Betty Emarita, Development and Training Resources. View the full document
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Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2013 Report

Child Care Aware

This report reveals that families are paying more for child care, and are paying a significant part of their earnings for this care. In the last year, the cost of child care increased at up to eight times the rate of increases in family income. View the full document
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Racial Equity Theory of Change

Thrive by Five Washington and ORS

The Racial Equity Theory of Change (RE-TOC) is the product of a collaborative community effort owned by early learning professionals in Washington state. Thrive by Five convened a group of over 100 early learning stakeholders, including Child Care Resources, in a year-long process to develop the RE-TOC to inform the implementation of the Early Learning Plan. This series of meetings was designed to be a conversation of stakeholders from across the state, including parents, practitioners, researchers, and community leaders, as well as partners at the Department of Early Learning (DEL) and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), to closely examine the opportunity gap and how it manifests itself in the early learning system. View the full document
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The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

This KIDS COUNT policy report details how a child’s early development from birth through age 8 is essential to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement. To prepare all of America’s children to succeed, this document sets forth broad policy recommendations. This policy report also features data on early childhood development for every state, the District of Columbia and the nation. View the full document
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Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework

CSSP

The Center for the Study of Social Policy developed a Strengthening Families framework of research-informed factors that contribute to the well-being of children, youth and families. These protective factors provide a research base for the strength-based approaches that CCR’s Family, Friend & Neighbor program has utilized in developing messages, resources, and programs, including Kaleidoscope Play & Learn and Early Learning Conversations. View the full document
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Sparking Connections Phase II

Families and Work Institute

Sparking Connections Phase II: a Multi-Site Evaluation of Community-Based Strategies to Support Family, Friend and Neighbor Caregivers of Children. Part 2 of a report describing lessons learned from a two-year demonstration and evaluation project (2003-2005) that grew out of Sparking Connections Phase I. The report offers and recommendations for states, communities, policy makers, funders and other leaders interested in supporting intentional FFN care and healthy child development. Includes a discussion of quality in FFN care. View the full document
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Understanding Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care in Washington State

Human Services Policy Center

This 2002 report by Human Services Policy Center presents statewide research on several questions: number of children in FFN care; hours/week children are in FFN care; which families choose FFN care and why; characteristics of FFN caregivers; policy implications. View the full document
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CCA of WA Family Center Evaluation Report

ORS

This summary presents the results of an evaluation of the services provided by the Child Care Aware of Washington (CCA of WA) Family Center from July 2012 through May 2013. The results are based on call center records, an online survey, phone surveys and interviews, a focus group, and secret shopper call data. View the full document
Sparking Connections Phase I
The Timing and Quality of Early Experiences Combine to Shape Brain Architecture
Leave a Legacy - Planned Giving
Kids Count Data Book 2013: State Trends in Child Well-Being
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report 2013
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report Statewide 2014
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Evaluation Report King County 2014
Extending Home Visiting to Kinship Caregivers and Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregivers
Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the US
Coaching and Quality Assistance in Quality Rating Improvement Systems
Child Care Rate and Resources in Washington State 2012
CCR Strategy Road Map
CCR Document Retention Policy
FFN Care Best Practices
Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2013 Report
Racial Equity Theory of Change
The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success
Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework
Sparking Connections Phase II
Understanding Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care in Washington State
CCA of WA Family Center Evaluation Report