All children deserve the best start in life and school possible -- and we all benefit when they get it. They're healthier, more successful in school and more engaged and productive in society and life.
Washington's new statewide early learning plan will help give more children that great start in life and school.
Released this week, the plan is the roadmap for building a comprehensive early learning system in Washington over the next decade. It's designed to better coordinate all of the great work already happening for children and families and guide policy, funding and ongoing work by organizations and agencies. And it shows how we all make a difference in the lives of children.
Dr. Bette Hyde, director of the state Department of Learning, and Nina Auerbach, president and CEO of Thrive by Five Washington, talks about the new plan and what role parents and families will play.