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About Early Achievers for Families


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Washington Early Achievers



Early Achievers for Families      



Early Achievers improves the quality of early care and learning in Washington State. What does that mean for families?

  • Early Achievers provides evidence-based information about facility quality to help families find high-quality child care and early learning programs.
  • Participation is free for providers so there is no additional cost to families.
  • By participating in Early Achievers, early learning professionals show a commitment to improving quality  so you can feel confident about your child care choice.

Choosing child care is an important decision. Families deserve to know their children are receiving care that promotes their unique skills and cultures, and supports the development of the whole child.