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Child Care Crisis

PW! Child Care Task Force Goals:

1) Have three mentors with capacity to take a total of 6 students in Clallam County

2) Inform public about Child Care Crisis and need for Child Care Centers and well-trained workers

3) Support the development of a 24/7 child care center in Clallam County

Licensed Child Care search:

Child Care Check

Child Care Check is a search tool for you to get information about individual child care providers and early learning programs in Washington. https://www.findchildcarewa.org/

Are you interested in becoming a Licensed Child Care Provider? Check out this resource: https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/services/earlylearning-childcare/early-achievers 

Below find recent article regarding the Child Care Crisis in Washington State!

 State task force report recommends options to address lack of access to affordable child care

  •  December 11, 2019

Washington Child Care Collaborative Task Force launches next phase of work to deliver strategy, timeline and implementation plan to improve access to affordable, high-quality child care for all Washington families, beginning with a complete assessment of child care supply, demand and facility needs due this summer.

OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce released the initial report from the Washington Child Care Collaborative Task Force and today launched a comprehensive assessment of the state’s child care industry and workforce. The industry assessment is the next step in the task force’s work to deliver a full strategy, timeline and implementation plan for increasing access to affordable, high-quality child care options for all Washington families by 2025.

Download the full Child Care Collaborative Task Force report

The Child Care Collaborative Task Force was created by legislation in 2018. The task force includes child care providers and advocates, child care workforce development and labor groups, business associations and employers, state agencies and legislators. The group will sunset in 2021 after fulfilling its mandate to develop a strategy, timeline and implementation plan to achieve the goal of access to affordable, high-quality child care for all Washington families by 2025.