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Our Coalition Partners

Investing in Children Coalition (ICC) comprises members and friends from various community sectors: education (early learning, K-12 and higher education), healthcare, and human services, as well as parents and community members.


Early Intervention/Special Needs

Children's Village

The Village provides more than 30 different services to children with special health care needs and their families – and the right services are different for each family. There are medical specialty clinics, development evaluations, dental services, occupational and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, care resource coordinators and physical therapy.

Developmental Screening Project (Yakima County)

If you live in Yakima County, want to make sure your child is on track developmentally, or have concerns about your child’s development, take a free, developmental screening.

Zero to Three

Zero to Three is a national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers with the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.

Early Learning Advocacy & Awareness

Children’s Alliance

A voice for Washington’s children, youth, and families. Children’s Alliance advocates for kids; ensures that laws, policies, and programs work for kids; and holds leaders accountable until they secure the resources required to make all children safe and healthy.

Early Learning Advisory Council (ELAC)

ELAC representatives from around the state of Washington meet regularly to provide input and recommendations to the Department of Early Learning so strategies and actions are well informed and broadly supported by parents, child care providers, health and safety experts and interested members of the public.

Education Resources

Department of Early Learning

Department of Early Learning (DEL) strives to help create safe, healthy, nutrturing learning experiences fo all Washington children.

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction


The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a process for welcoming students and their families to kindergarten, assessing students’ strengths, and discussing the characteristics of children’s development and learning that will enable them to be successful in school.

School Readiness & Parent Support

Born Learning

Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

Child Care Aware of Central Washington

The mission of Child Care Aware of Central Washington is to ensure the success of children within local communities. Child Care Aware supplies valuable information about licensed child care providers to parents and caregivers. CCA assists child care providers by offering professional training and scholarships along with an abundance of resources.

“Love. Talk. Play.”

Parenting is a big responsibility, but there are little things you can do every day that will give your child a great start in life and in school. In fact, you may already be doing them! Information throughout this site comes from many experts and organizations that work closely with children from birth to age 3.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

NAEYC is the nation’s leading voice for high-quality early childhood education for children from birth to age 8.

National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement

Parents, families and community engagement are crucial components of school readiness. The Office of Head Start provides tips to help set children up for long- term success in school and life.

Nurse-Family Partnership

Nurse-Family Partnership’s maternal health program introduces vulnerable, first-time parents to caring maternal and child-health nurses. This program allows nurses to deliver the support first-time moms need to have a healthy pregnancy, become knowledgeable and responsible parents, and provide their babies with the best possible start in life. The relationship between mother and nurse provides the foundation for strong families.

Parenting Counts

Parenting Counts is the research-based family of products developed by Talaris Institute to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is the trusted resource providing a proven home-visiting model for the most respected organizations and professionals who meet the evolving needs of families. PAT’s work with the professional community helps young children grow up healthy, safe and ready to learn.

Reach Out and Read Washington

Reach Out and Read helps children be ready for kindergarten by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.


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