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Susan's Blog

Here at Kids Co. we strive to not only provide the best in affordable child care, but to also advocate for high-quality child care for ALL children and familes. No child should be turned away for their family's inability to pay. In this blog, we share information about high-quality child care and the news, laws, and policy affecting the sector.

Susan R. Brown - Kids Co. Founder and CEO


Kids Co. FY2022 Annual Report: GRIT

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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The Fundamental Importance of Child Care to Society

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…

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

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…

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The Child Care Crisis in Washington State – Explaining the Problem and Offering Solutions

Child care is not just a personal matter; it’s an economic and societal concern that affects us all. Yet, child care is treated like the unwanted step-child to the public…

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Child Care Crisis = Economic Fallout

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,…

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Child Care: Can we save the sector?

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…

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International Day of Families

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…

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Important Information About Public School Transition to Kindergarten

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…

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How a Child Care Job Can Make You a Better Teacher

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…

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Is a Career in Child Care Right for Me?

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…

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