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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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How a Child Care Job Can Make You a Better Teacher

By Jessica Schwartz | October 7, 2022

Are you a budding educator working towards or considering a career in teaching? A job in child care could be a great step in your career journey. High-quality child care settings, especially those geared specifically toward school-aged kids offer lots of opportunities to develop skills that will help you in your future teaching job. Here are some ways a child…

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Is a Career in Child Care Right for Me?

By Jessica Schwartz | October 7, 2022

Have you ever thought about working in the child care field but are not sure if the job is the right fit for you, your skills and experience, or your career goals?  Not everyone is equipped to work in a daycare, preschool, or child care center. Here are some things to consider before your job search or interview for early…

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Ensuring every child has a healthy breakfast with Safeway Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors Program

By Susan Brown | August 31, 2021

During the month of September 2021 when you visit the Safeway store in Shoreline you’ll see signs for the Nourishing Neighbors fundraiser and you’ll have the opportunity to donate when you checkout. We hope you will participate by choosing to direct your donation to Kids Co., a nonprofit child care organization! The store is located at:  Safeway, 17202 15th Ave NE,…

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Black Lives Matter

By Susan Brown | April 16, 2021

At the heart of Kids Co., we believe in the beauty and richness of our diverse community. Kids Co. also believes that we have to stand up for all we hold dear. To that end, Kids Co. stands firmly with Black Lives Matter and those who demand justice and equality for our Black communities. With deep sadness and solidarity, we…

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Child Care Essential for Economic Recovery and on the Brink of Disaster

By Susan Brown | October 23, 2020

There is no doubt amongst business leaders, elected officials, employers and employees that without child care, economic recovery will be virtually impossible. The harsh reality is that if child care centers don’t get financial relief soon, families will have even fewer options for care when they feel it is safe to send their children again. The number of families who…

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A Modern Day Child Care Solution with 1940s Roots

By Susan Brown | July 10, 2020

A Modern Day Child Care Solution with 1940s Roots – History and Context History tells us that working moms have been a part of the work force with child care needs for centuries. Understanding that creativity is the mother of invention, working mothers have been ever so creative in how they cared for their kids. Native American moms strapped newborns…

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

Disaster Information Line:
Fax: 206-783-6849