Advocate for Early Learning. Washington’s child care system is in crisis. There is not enough high-quality care available to meet demand. Care that is available is often so expensive it is out of reach for many working families. Kids are arriving at kindergarten unprepared for school. Providers often earn so little they rely on public […]
Child Care Aware of NW Washington seeks a full-time Early Achievers Coach to work from our Bellingham office. To view the full job announcement and to apply, please click here to visit the Opportunity Council Employment page. Pay range is $20.11 to $25.13 per hour. Application period closes at 4 p.m. on November 14, 2018. […]
Free hands-on learning and fun at the Kids’s Math & Science Expo at the NW Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.
Join Kat Kayser and Sarah Birch for a new training about how to incorporate nutrition and exercise into early learning programs. Participate in hands-on activities and learn best practices for adult-led activities and meaningful meal times that you can immediately apply to your child care program. This is a fun, interactive class! Kat and Sarah […]
The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) recently announced important news for Early Achievers participants: Needs-Based GrantsThe Needs-Based Grant applications for the 2018-2019 fiscal year are now open. Eligibility requirements have not changed from prior years. Early Achievers participants are eligible if they are either participating in Level 2 activities or have been rated […]
Sue Duncan is the friendly voice on the other end of the line when providers call to update their information, inquire about enrolling in Early Achievers, and ask about trainings and STARS hours. Sue also makes all of the reminder calls for trainings, creates training certificates, and helps keep our ship sailing upright at all […]