Parent Ambassador Information






150 hours of training, mentoring, and coaching received

by Parent Ambassadors in a yearlong program.

Parent Ambassadors are recruited to participate in a yearlong leadership and advocacy training program. Parents acquire skills in communicating and presenting their experiences to inform legislators and decision makers. Since 2009, Parent Ambassadors have provided testimony and advocated to improve the child-care subsidy system, expand early learning opportunities for children in the child welfare system, increase ECEAP services to all eligible children, and maintain funding for child-care assistance and ECEAP.

Each year, Parent Ambassadors make



Each year Parent Ambassadors typically give testimony at 6

legislative hearings




100 presentations on advocacy and early learning issues made by

Parent Ambassadors to other parents each year


Advocacy Partners


  • MomsRising
  • Child Care Aware of Washington
  • Save the Children Action Network
  • Children’s Alliance
  • Perigee Fund


300 phone / email contacts to state and

federal elected officials


60 in-person visits with

elected officials to talk about issues

15 meetings in- person or on conference calls with

state and federal agency decision makers about family and early learning issues

Parent Ambassadors educate

1,000 parents on advocacy, early learning, child-care, and family well-being issues

Parent Ambassadors reached 250 community members and organized

10 special community events


Parent Ambassadors serve on statewide advisory, planning and advocacy groups


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