finding child care can be difficult or impossible for many working families in our state.
exceeds the average cost of in-state college tuition in more than half of states in the U.S.
less likely to be held back, referred to special education, incarcerated and more likely to graduate high school, and attend college.
To increase access to child care for Washington families, the Imagine Institute has helped open
throughout the state
These child care facilities provide care to up to 2,760 children each year.
There are critical points in the children’s development where it is important to ensure that they have experiences that support their growth and development.
The role of an educator involves complex
responsibilities and research shows that
The Imagine Institute has provided high quality instruction to
topics: child development, trauma-informed care, anti-racist early childhood education, STEM and executive function.
this shrinking field
provides critical child
care support within their communities
There are currently
Stats last updated March 2021