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Child Care Resources

2019 Legislative Priorities

Access to affordable, high quality child care for all children is critical to our economy and our future. With key investments, Washington can take on our crisis of affordability and access to quality child care and ensure every child has the tools they need to thrive.



We call on the 2019 State Legislature to make the following investments:

  • Restore Early Achievers funding
  • Fund a statewide Play and Learn Group pilot program
  • Increase reimbursement rates for the Working Connections child care subsidy to the 75th percentile of the private market rate, and adjust the rates for metro areas with higher business costs
  • Expand eligibility requirements for Working Connections to differentiate based on region and area median income

  • Expand the Homeless Grace Period for Working Connections to 12 months of care


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