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Kids Co. FY2022 Annual Report: GRIT

By Jessica Schwartz | November 21, 2023

DEAR FRIENDS OF KIDS CO., We are thrilled to introduce Kids Co.’s FY22 annual report—GRIT. This past year has been a remarkable journey that can be best described in the definition of GRIT on the annual report cover. This year was filled with determination, resilience, innovation, and teamwork. As we reflect on our accomplishments and challenges, we find the word…

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Nurturing Minds: Child Care and Sir Ken Robinson’s Vision of Learning

By Susan Brown | November 14, 2023

In the realm of education, few voices resonate as deeply as Sir Ken Robinson’s. Renowned for his groundbreaking ideas on education and creativity, Robinson’s insights have left an indelible mark on how we perceive learning. One area where his vision finds a powerful reflection is in the domain of child care. The principles he advocates align seamlessly with the nurturing…

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning at Kids Co.

By Jessica Schwartz | October 30, 2023

In the world of education, the “3 R’s” – reading, writing, and arithmetic – are the pillars of academic knowledge going back the 1830s when Horace Mann began to advocate for the creation of public schools. These fundamental subjects are the building blocks of knowledge, but there’s more to a child’s education than just academics. Enter Social and Emotional Learning…

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The Fundamental Importance of Child Care to Society

By Susan Brown | October 25, 2023

Child care is not just a matter of necessity for parents; it is a crucial cornerstone of a thriving society. The well-being and development of our youngest generation hold the key to a better future. There are a multitude of reasons why accessible and reliable child care is not only beneficial for parents and children; it also plays a vital…

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Seattle’s Bold Step: Empowering Child Care Workers for a Stronger Future

By Susan Brown | October 17, 2023

In a significant move that underlines its commitment to early childhood education school-age child care and the well-being of its workforce, the City of Seattle has awarded $13.5 million in direct investment to child care workers in Seattle. The most recent investment of substantial financial support will be awarded to over 3,700 child care staff. This initiative seeks to bolster…

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Child Care Crisis = Economic Fallout

By Susan Brown | September 19, 2023

The child care crisis in America is not a new or obscure issue; it’s a topic that has been discussed and analyzed extensively in countless committees, articles, and reports. However, despite the wealth of information available, the urgency of addressing this crisis cannot be overstated. It is undeniable that there is a crucial connection between the child care crisis and…

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Child Care: Can we save the sector?

By Susan Brown | September 8, 2023

In Washington State and across the nation, the child care industry is on the brink of collapse. Child care providers are grappling with a perfect storm of challenges, from burdensome regulations to economic fallout from the pandemic. This is forcing many child care providers to close their centers or sell their businesses, leaving families without care options for their kids.…

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International Day of Families

By Jessica Schwartz | May 15, 2023

Since 1993, the United Nations (UN) has recognized May 15th as the International Day of Families. It is an opportunity for the UN to educate about and promote awareness of the issues facing families around the world. Each year, the UN designates a theme for the International Day of Families. The 2023 theme is Demographic Trends and Families. As an organization…

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Important Information About Public School Transition to Kindergarten

By Susan Brown | April 3, 2023

If you have young kids and rely on full day, full year child care, you need to read this. It isn’t often that we bring to your attention bills under consideration in our state legislature. During the 2023 session there is one bill, 2SHB 1550 – the Transition to Kindergarten (TTK) bill, that is important for you to know about. Transition to…

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2208 N.W. Market St. Ste. 510
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206-781-8062

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