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Our Mission

Child Care Action Council's mission
is to promote and nurture early learning communities
where children and families thrive. 

Provider Professional Development

Course Schedule Available
Our Professional Development courses are available online. >>Learn more. 

Featured Course: Teach Me What to do Instead
Thurston County: July 31, 6:30pm
This class is for teachers who are looking for ways to prevent challenging behavior in 3-5 year-olds. Effectively handling challenging behavior is important, but proactively preventing it is even more important! Learn techniques for teaching children to identify their feelings, calm down, handle disappointment, and remember rules. Leave with tools to use right away with preschoolers. Click to register. 

Additional Classes
Our Child Care Action Council offers a wide variety of STARS courses throughout the year. To find a full list of courses available, please see our Class Calendar or download our Course Catalog. 

Upcoming Events

Party with a Purpose 
August 5, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join us to party with a purpose while helping make sure all kids in Thurston County have quality early learning opportunities. Tickets include two glasses of beer and a light dinner. All proceeds benefit the Family Service programs of Child Care Action Council. Adults only please. Click to purchase tickets.

Build Off for Early Learning: Olympia 
August 21, 11am-1pm
Join us for a Build Off Challenge by building the tallest structure from Keva planks & winning great prizes! Bring the whole family to enjoy arts & crafts, safety games & a free frozen treat! Free community event. More information at

Caring Kids: Restoration Project at Darlin Creek Preserve
July 13, 10am-11:30am
Caring Kids family volunteer program is partnering with the Estuarium’s Beach Naturalist program to help clean the beach at Priest Point Park. After the beach clean-up, we will discover and explore the shoreline with the Estuarium Beach Naturalists and eat a snack together. Register today!