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News & Updates

Summer Directors Meeting July 19-29 – Join us!

June 22, 2021
After COVID-19: Critical Conversations On Successfully Moving Forward Even virtually, these meetings are a great opportunity to get valuable updates,...
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Newsletter – May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021
PDF Version New Supports for Families It's hard to keep track of all the things in the recently passed American...
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Huge Victories in Olympia!

April 28, 2021
Have you ever wondered whether it was worth it to make that phone call, send that email, fill out surveys,...
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Amazing Training in May and June!

April 28, 2021
We're really excited about two big virtual training events we have coming up for early learning professionals! For all our...
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Newsletter – April 19, 2021

April 19, 2021
WSA Monday Newsletter - April 19, 2021 Topics: Birth to Three Institute May 17-28 Help Scarlett's family as she struggles...
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Newsletter – April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021
WSA Newsletter 4/5/21 (pdf) This week's topics: Take Action in 20 seconds - Thank lawmakers for ECEAP investments! Head Start...
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Kinsley’s ECEAP Story

March 30, 2021
My name is Nikki and I have two beautiful children, Kinsley and Amelia. Kinsley is currently enrolled in the Lower...
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Miya’s ECEAP story

March 30, 2021
My name is Terra Bippes and I’m a mother of three young girls in Spokane. Currently I’m a stay-at-home mom...
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Newsletter – March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021
This Week's Topics: Historic investment in early learning may be on the way What the heck is the Capital Gains...
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Newsletter – March 4, 2021

March 4, 2021
This week's topics: Vaccines coming our way! Advocacy Day a Huge Success! Help us plan the May Birth to Three...
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President Biden Signs the American Rescue Plan

March 1, 2021
Washington State Association of Head Start and ECEAP (WSA) Applauds COVID Aid Package. Head Start Receives $1 Billion to Support...
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Newsletter – February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021
WSA Newsletter 2/16/21 (pdf) Today's topics: Take Action to support Fair Start for Kids! Advocacy Day and WSA Winter Meeting...
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Newsletter – January 10, 2021

January 10, 2021
WSA Newsletter 1/10/2021 (pdf) Today's Topics: Take Action to support Fair Start for Kids! Advocacy Day and WSA Winter Meeting...
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Newsletter – December 21, 2020

December 21, 2020
WSA Monday Email 12.21.20 Today's highlights: Governor's Budget includes good news for ECEAP Federal COVID-19 Package summary Parent Ambassadors applications...
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Events & Training

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Mon 28

Weekly HS/ECEAP Check-in – All Welcome!

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wed 30

Zoom Meet-Up – Birth to Three Staff

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Mon 28

WSA Parent Ambassadors Meeting

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed 30

Parent Ambassador Training – Zoom to Zoom #2

June 30 @ 10:00 am - July 1 @ 4:30 pm
Jul 05

WSA Parent Ambassadors Meeting

July 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jul 12

WSA Parent Ambassadors Meeting

July 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jul 19

WSA Parent Ambassadors Meeting

July 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 25
Mon 28

Weekly HS/ECEAP Check-in – All Welcome!

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wed 30

Zoom Meet-Up – Birth to Three Staff

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Jul 01

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At our 1st Head Start Reauthorization Work Group meeting yesterday we asked everyone to share one thing that’s great about Head Start and something that can be improved. What would you say? ...
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Starting July 1, parents attending full-time community, technical, or tribal college are no longer required to work to qualify for Working Connections Child Care (WCCC). Student parents enrolled full-time may be eligible for WCCC when participating in associate degree programs, vocational educational programs that lead to degrees in specific occupations, and registered apprenticeships.Families must meet all other eligibility criteria listed at dcyf.wa.gov/.../earlylearning.../getting-help/wcccStarting July 1, parents attending full-time community, technical, or tribal college are no longer required to work to qualify for Working Connections Child Care (WCCC). Student parents enrolled full-time may be eligible for WCCC when participating in associate degree programs, vocational educational programs that lead to degrees in specific occupations, and registered apprenticeships.Families must meet all other eligibility criteria listed at dcyf.wa.gov/services/earlylearning-childcare/getting-help/wccc ...
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The Office of Head Start is considering a proposal to make it easier to qualify for Head Start. They would make all families that receive SNAP benefits eligible. Do you support this change and if so why? ...
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Yesterday at our board meeting, two of our parent reps, Jessica & Kathryn presented Representative Tana Senn and Sen. Claire Wilson with two of our ECEAP CHAMP awards for their hard work this session for early learning, children and families. Kathryn and Jessica shared specific examples with the legislative champions about how the Fair Start for Kids Act will have direct impact on their families. We are so thankful for their leadership! ...
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Resources for Families, May/June Training for Staff, Help us plan, Head Start advocacy alert https://conta.cc/3bAHxFR

Scarlett is so generous and kind; an incredible advocate for children and families; and mother of two (soon to be 3!), who is battling COVID. If you have the means, please join me in donating to help Scarlett's family as she fights COVID: https://gofund.me/b6b33564

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Success Stories 

…Both of my kids went through the ECEAP program, when my son started, he had failed his ASQ which is a developmental screening tool used by early educators to catch delays and track milestones. He was placed on an IEP in pre-school. The teachers, director and specialists met with me to help focus on his areas of improvement and made a plan. Because of this early intervention he started kindergarten on track and without an IEP. When my daughter was in ECEAP she didn’t pass her ASQ at first either, she was a little clumsy and uncoordinated. We had meetings to help her large and small motor skills and by kindergarten her coordination improved. They are 7 and 11 now, but I don’t think either of my kids would have been kindergarten ready without ECEAP…

McKyndree Rogers

ECEAP Parent and ECEAP Teachers Aide, Spokane WA

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