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.
The Imagine Institute helped open 579 child care facilities.
We provided high quality instruction to 3,109 child care providers throughout Washington State.
Imagine has provided training to 1,840 licensed family child care providers.
The Imagine Institute has distributed 379,000 hours of substitute relief time since 2017.
Professional development courses for licensed family child care providers and family, friends, and neighbors, caring for children. We offer in-person and virtual classes with cash bonuses and STARS hours.
Imagine U is a 10-month relationship-based mentorship program designed to create family home child care businesses in Washington State, increasing access .
The Early Care and Education Substitute Pool is a program designed to provide substitute relief to all licensed facilities in Washington State.
See how the Imagine Institute has helped increase child care capacity in the state of Washington through our 10-month relationship-based mentorship program.
We offer a range of courses tailored to family home 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 Neighbor providers can find exciting, useful courses that offer generous cash incentives.
The Early Care and Education Substitute Pool is designed to support family child care and child care center providers in their professional development. State funding is currently available for certain allowable activities.