Fair Start for Kids Act: Investing in Early Childhood

Edna Maddalena, MA
Program Manager, WCAAP

The Fair Start for Kids Act provides the largest ever investment in early learning in Washington State’s history. The Fair Start for Kids Act is an omnibus bill which means it includes a multitude of different policies that will better serve our state’s children and families. The bill will strengthen and expand access to culturally appropriate, multi-lingual, high quality child care and early learning opportunities. The bill includes policy that will make early learning, including child care, preschool, and programs for infants and toddlers, more affordable and accessible for families and more sustainable for providers. With ongoing funding through a capital gains tax, Washington State’s early learning system will be equipped to meet the needs of Washington’s families in a sustainable way. To learn more about the details of the bill, please see this information sheet from MomsRising, or review Start Early’s in-depth summary.