How child care fared in this year’s Washington state legislative sessionTalking Points: Past Political Landscape

Lawmakers delivered some new support, but advocates say there’s still a ways to go shoring up the sector.

“Washington lawmakers this year funneled more money and support toward the state’s struggling child care system, looking to give providers a boost and expand access to day care and pre-K programs for families.Some of that money will go to expand mental health consultations for infants and toddlers, increase rates for providers caring for infants and add grants for early learning center construction and renovation.”

Genevieve Stokes, director of government relations at Child Care Aware of Washington shares her thoughts.

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