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Washington State Child Care Data

# of child care providers: 5,542 providers
# of children enrolled in child cares: 165,404 children
# of providers enrolled in Early Achievers: 3,998 providers (72%)
# of children served in Early Achieves enrolled sites: 74,000 children

Monthly Cost of Child Care in 2016

Centers (median cost per month)

Infant: $1,053.00
Toddler: $884.00
Preschool: $797.00
School Age: $520.00

Family Child Care (median cost per month)

Infant: $802.00
Toddler: $758.00
Preschool: $650.00
School Age: $446.00

For more info and county specific child care reports, please visit:

Early Learning Coalitions

CCAC is actively involved in Early Learning Coalitions in six counties. Each county formed a group of stakeholders and together determined the goals and activities necessary to meet the early learning needs of their communities. We provide leadership, infrastructure and resources to the locally driven coalitions. CCAC is also involved in two regional coalitions, Olympic-Kitsap Peninsula's Early Learning Coalition and Visions for Early Learning Coalition. Please click on the following coalition to learn more about the important work they do throughout our communities.



Community Events Calendar

Washington Early Learning News
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Dec. 12th, 2017 - New! Washington Ranks on Top 10 List of Least Affordable States for Child Care - Again!

Oct. 9th, 2017 - New! Child Care Aware of Washington Supports the Child Care for Working Families Act 

April 12th, 2017 - Proposed Washington State Budgets Harmful to Washington's Child Care Systems

Updates & Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Agency Update

For a list of Child Care Action Council cancellations and postponed events, please go to our Health and Safety Updates page.
Child Care Appreciation Day, May 8th
**Nominate your child care provider!**

If you would like to nominate your child care provider for a chance to win a $100 gift card for their classrooms*, please submit your nomination by May 7th:
*Please note, this contest is for Washington State licensed child care providers in Thurston, Mason, Grays Harbor, Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap counties only.