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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


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

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…

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Black Lives Matter

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…

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

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…

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A Modern Day Child Care Solution with 1940s Roots

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…

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Kids Co. Summer Camp – Helping Families Balance Work and Kids

Parenting in the time of COVID has hit many families hard. Frequently I hear from parents on the many Zoom meetings I’m in that it is a struggle balancing child…

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Black Lives Matter – Join the Movement!

At no other time in the history of Kids Co. have we faced such harrowing times. Between the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the heart wrenching reality of the…

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