Washington Early Learning Fund

Seatlle, Washington, United States

Integrate a racial equity lens into statewide early learning coordination and mobilization efforts

July 1, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2014

Focus Area

Educated Kids

Geographic Focus






Washington State’s new early learning guidelines released with racial equity in mind

When Washington state first created its Early Learning and Development Benchmarks in 2005 to outline what children know and are able to do at different stages of their development, there was concern from a number of communities, particularly communities of color, that they weren’t represented in the process or the results.

Educated Kids

Janice Deguchi

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Putting Children First

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