Early Childhood

The first years of life are critical to a child’s healthy development. WCAAP advocates for policies to achieve health equity and positive outcomes for our state’s youngest children, so all children in Washington have a chance to thrive.

Nurse Practitioner and Medical Director of Yakima Pediatrics, Rishi Mistry. Yakima, WA

Early Childhood Resources

Tools and resources for pediatric providers to support families and promote early attachment.

Family Support

  • Help Me Grow Washington connects families to the health and development resources needed to give ALL kids the best start.

Early Literacy

Early Brain Development at Home

  • Love. Talk. Play. – Resources and activities for parents of children ages birth-3 years
  • Pathways – Educational brochures and videos pertaining to infant and child development
  • Talaris Research Institute – Parent materials at ParentingCounts.org including a fabulous online developmental timeline for parents
  • Vroom – Free app and website with everyday brain-building activities for parents
  • Zero to Three – Many parent and caregiver resources, plus handouts for pediatricians to give at each well child check called Healthy Minds and wonderful booklets called The Magic of Everyday Moments

Quality Out-of-Home Care