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CHILD CARE STABILIZATION GRANT SUPPORT & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

The Imagine Institute is here to help and provide technical assistance with the Child Care Stabilization Grant (CCSG) application process.

 

Questions about the grant? Attend one of our group sessions in your preferred language. 

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CHILD CARE STABILIZATION GRANT SUPPORT & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

As a result of the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, the Child Care Stabilization Grant (CCSG) funds are to be used to stabilize, support, and grow the diverse early learning workforce in a way that rebuilds a stronger child care system and expands access to affordable high-quality care.


The Imagine Institute is here to help and provide support and technical assistance with the CCSG application process.

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Annual Report
Fiscal Year 2021

DID YOU KNOW?

Washington State is the ONLY STATE NATIONWIDE with a substitute pool like yours?

 

The Imagine Institute has over 650 approved substitutes.

 

We are currently administering nearly 3,500 hours a week of paid substitute time across Washington State.

 

96% of all shifts requests are successfully filled with one of our approved substitutes!

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CHILD CARE STABILIZATION GRANT
SUPPORT & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

The Imagine Institute is here to help and provide technical assistance with the
Child Care Stabilization Grant (CCSG) application process.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Washington State is the ONLY STATE NATIONWIDE with a substitute pool like yours?
The Imagine Institute has over 650 approved substitutes.
We are currently administering nearly 3,500 hours a week of paid substitute time across Washington State.
96% of all shifts requests are successfully filled with one of our approved substitutes!

IMAGINE IS HERE FOR YOU

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all our lives. We have been working harder than ever to ensure we provide continued professional development and support to our community.

We have:

  • Transitioned all training online
  • Added 188 days of online learning (September 2020-June 2021)
  • Delivered over 42,500 substitute hours (August 2020-March 2021)
  • Over 650 approved substitutes
  • Provided PREPARE trainings online to over 10 counties in Washington State
  • Updated our website to allow for substitute requests to be made online 24/7

THE SUBSTITUTE POOL

Providing thousands of hours of relief and coverage time when you need it most.

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ELECTRONIC ATTENDANCE SYSTEM TRAININGS

Requirements have changed for all providers accepting Working Connection Child Care subsidies. It is required to track attendance using an electronic attendance system. This applies to child care centers, family home child care providers, and Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) providers.

Training

“I’m so blessed and grateful for you all. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being there. Without you, I wouldn’t have been able to save my grandson’s life.”
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Mentorship

“It was so important to learn from people who know this work.”
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Substitute Pool

“Thank you! I would never have been able to have accomplished this without the program. I was able to enhance my environment with the help of the Imagine Institute substitute program.”
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Licensing Support

“Without your support, I would not have been able to achieve what I have achieved thus far. I have a great team in this new stage of my life. Thanks for believing in me and giving us the opportunity to acquire more education and have a more prosperous future.”
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Join Our Team

We’re hiring! Click here to check out our open positions!
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Becoming a state approved trainer

“I learn a lot through teaching others. One of the things that fulfills me is when the providers connect with me, knowing that we are the same and our work is the same. I love to tell them ‘Here, everyone learns from one another’.”
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OUR IMPACT

Over half of Washington State residents live in a child care desert. Child care has a $1.7 billion dollar impact on Washington’s economy and can be the single biggest monthly expense for some families. It exceeds the average cost of in-state college tuition in more than half of states in the U.S.

Quality child care is a good investment. Low-income children who have access to high quality child care are less likely to be held back, referred to special education, incarcerated and more likely to graduate high school, and attend college.

The Imagine Institute trains, educates, and is building a community of professionals and licensed providers to help with this child care crisis. See Imagine’s stats below or visit OUR IMPACT PAGE HERE.

THE IMAGINE INSTITUTE STATS

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CHILD CARE FACILITIES

The Imagine Institute helped open 230 child care facilities.

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CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

We provided high quality instruction to 2,543 child care providers throughout Washington State.

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LFCCP

Imagine has provided training to 1,535 licensed family child care providers.

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SUBSTITUTE HOURS

The Imagine Institute has distributed 185,511 substitute relief time since 2017.

OUR APPROACH

The Imagine Institute is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Tukwila, WA, providing grassroots professional development opportunities to early care and education professionals throughout Washington State. We offer a variety of groundbreaking programs that provide supports to child care center workers, licensed family child care providers, and Family, Friend, and Neighbor caregivers. All Imagine programs are built on the core tenants of relationship-based professional development and the belief that a provider’s years of experience translate to valuable knowledge and skill. Our professional development supports are culturally-responsive, respectful of provider skills and knowledge, and accessible to those already working long hours for insufficient pay. The Imagine Institute staff speak Spanish, English and Somali and 50% of our employees have worked as licensed family child care providers or lead teachers in child care centers. Our goal is to elevate the conditions of this profession while maintaining its incredible diversity.

LICENSED PROVIDERS

We offer a range of courses tailored to family child care providers. Our curriculum and incentives are reviewed by a team of experienced family child care and center workers to make sure they are relevant and meaningful to our colleagues.

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS TRAINING

Family, Friends and Neighbors Providers (FFN providers) can find exciting, useful courses that offer generous cash incentives.

OUR PARTNERS