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.
All licensed and emergency-licensed child care facilities can access the substitute pool.
All licensed and emergency-licensed child care facilities can access the substitute pool in order to care for children during school closures and Washington State's COVID-19 Emergency Stay-at-Home order. Some examples of activities include sick leave, employees choosing not to work as a COVID precaution, maintaining consistent care (i.e. group consistency with same children and adults), expanding capacity (i.e. serving more children), and supporting sanitizing practices.
Providers can also reach us by calling 206-492-5249 during business hours.
Need help with the Substitute Pool?
Imagine Institute staff can help connect you to a substitute in your area.
Assistance in English/Ayuda en español/Cawinaad af Soomaali