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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


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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Kids Co.’s Statement of Solidarity

To our beloved Kids Co. community, Our heart is heavy in our shared grief over the senseless killing of George Floyd that ignited the events of this weekend. George Floyd…

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Our Staff – Our Heroes

Kids Co. teachers do a tremendous job under challenging circumstances with very limited resources and not nearly enough appreciation. Like storybook heroes, our teachers often have to overcome adversity, doubt,…

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Child Care for the Essential Workforce – Who’s Paying For It?

Like my past three posts, COVID-19 is the focus. I am so proud of the Kids Co. frontline teachers. They are caring for the kids of the essential workforce, free-of-charge,…

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Child Care: A Casualty of the Coronavirus

I know the title sounds a bit dramatic but in all sincerity, this is a strong possibility. Across our nation and within individual states, child care is predominantly comprised of…

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Join the Fight Against COVID-19

Kids Co. is helping our community stay strong during this time of crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on all of our lives. As Washington state is under a…

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Impact of COVID-19 on Child Care

One important topic that hasn’t been covered by news media that will have a tremendous impact on business and working families is the impact of COVID-19 on licensed child care programs, particularly those programs that are on-site at public elementary schools. If schools shut down, vulnerable families are at a higher risk of being negatively impacted.

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