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Early Childhood Education

Can the child care crisis be fixed? Q&A with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray

May 26, 2024, 12:26pm Latest News

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray has been working on child care since the 1980s, when she taught preschool in Shoreline. Now, the Washington Democrat, who’s served in Congress for three decades… Read story

Rep. Monica Stonier, Clark County educators rally to protect Washington capital gains tax

May 22, 2024, 6:20pm Clark County News

Leaders of Vancouver’s early-childhood programs gathered Wednesday to warn voters that a Washington ballot initiative would undermine a system that already fails to reach children in need. Read story

A national report ranks Washington 33rd in the nation for preschool enrollment for 4-year-olds.

Washington 33rd in U.S. on preschool access, reinforcing assertions of Clark County education leaders

A national report ranks Washington 33rd in the nation for preschool enrollment for 4-year-olds.

May 2, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

A recent national study found Washington falls behind in preschool access compared with other states, reinforcing the assertion from local education leaders that the demand for early-learning programs has far outpaced funding. Read story

More federal money for child care is coming to Washington

April 8, 2024, 6:00am Latest News

Child care assistance for those most in need is getting a boost in Washington. Read story

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families buys Battle Ground property for new early learning center

November 28, 2023, 5:56am Clark County News

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families, a local provider of early learning care for children ages 3-5, announced the purchase of a 1.68-acre property in Battle Ground to house a new Battle Ground Early Learning Center. Read story

Teacher Tamara Harris playfully cautions Head Start students to stay quiet at Evergreen High School in 2022.

House funding bill would cut Head Start services for 1,400 kids in Washington

Teacher Tamara Harris playfully cautions Head Start students to stay quiet at Evergreen High School in 2022.

November 15, 2023, 4:27pm Clark County News

The U.S. House of Representatives is weighing a funding bill for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education that may cut key early learning services to over a thousand children in Washington next year. Read story

Teacher Tamara Harris playfully cautions Head Start students to stay quiet at Evergreen High School in 2022.

Debt ceiling bill could hurt early learning providers in Clark County

Teacher Tamara Harris playfully cautions Head Start students to stay quiet at Evergreen High School in 2022.

May 28, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

With national buzz surrounding negotiations between the White House and Republican leaders over a debt ceiling bill to reduce the national deficit continuing, early-learning advocates in Washington outlined how a potential deal may lead to child care program cuts next year. Read story

Washington State University Vancouver's campus has been approved for a handful of new potential projects in the next few years that would transform the school as we know it, such as improved sports fields.

WSU Vancouver to relaunch on-campus child care

Washington State University Vancouver's campus has been approved for a handful of new potential projects in the next few years that would transform the school as we know it, such as improved sports fields.

May 21, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Washington State University Vancouver leaders have selected local early-learning provider Innovative Services NW to relaunch on-campus child care services as early as August. Read story

New statewide data shows that children entering early learning programs in Washington are meeting developmental standards at a far lower rate than pre-pandemic levels.

Experts in Clark County say post-pandemic learning losses hit preschoolers

New statewide data shows that children entering early learning programs in Washington are meeting developmental standards at a far lower rate than pre-pandemic levels.

March 22, 2023, 6:05pm Clark County News

New data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the cognitive development of preschool-aged children in Washington, particularly those of color and in low-income communities. Read story

Katie Kressin poses at the Alakanuk School. Since joining as a teacher in 2011, she says, the remote town has grown close to her heart, and she plans to retire there.

In Alaska, a former Clark County teacher learns

Katie Kressin poses at the Alakanuk School. Since joining as a teacher in 2011, she says, the remote town has grown close to her heart, and she plans to retire there.

January 1, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

On Alaska’s western coast, life is harsh and unforgiving. And yet, as she sought her life’s second act, surviving one of Earth’s most unrelenting climates seemed like nothing less than a gift to Katie Kressin. Read story