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Advocacy - Because Everything We Do for Kids Matters!

Child Care Aware of Washington advocates for all WA families to have access to high-quality child care and early learning programs, and for our state's child care professionals to earn a living wage.

Did you know business can play a key role in strengthening their workforce today and tomorrow via high-quality child care?

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently released a report, "Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High-Quality Childcare," that details how businesses benefit when their employees have access to high-quality child care and the easy things businesses can do to ensure access to affordable child care programs. Click here for a list of things Washington businesses can do to increase access to high-quality child care in their communities. Haga clic aquí para obtener una lista de las cosas que las empresas de Washington pueden hacer para aumentar el acceso a cuidado infantil de alta calidad en sus comunidades.

Muncipalities can click here for ways they can increase access. Municipalidades puede hacer clic aquí para obtener una lista de las cosas que las empresas de Washington pueden hacer para aumentar el acceso.

"Today's workers need childcare. Tomorrow's workers are in childcare." ~ Katharine B. Stevens, American Enterprise Institute, Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow: The Business Case for High-Quality Childcare, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, June 2017

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Learn more about how and why Washington businesses are supporting high-quality child care:

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Take Action for Kids!

You can make a real difference for young children and their families. Simply let your elected representatives know you support investment in high-quality child care, and in the child care assistance programs that allow working families to afford quality child care and early learning programs. Visit our Action Center to send a message to your rep in Olympia.

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