Child Care Aware of Washington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in Washington has access to high-quality child care and early learning programs. Created by state statute in 1986 and incorporated in 1989, it is the only statewide child care resource and referral program in Washington.
All Washington children experience high quality, racially equitable early care and education opportunities that empower them to dream and ﬂourish.
Child Care Aware of Washington is our state’s most thorough and accessible source of information and support in early care and education (birth to 12 years).
We work alongside families, child care providers, caregivers, and communities to meet the diverse and specialized learning needs of every child in our state. We use data and story to inﬂuence policy makers, system leaders and our partners to ensure every child in Washington has equitable access to quality learning experiences.