News and Updates

March 2017

ECEAP Senate Budget Changed (3/27/2017)  

Media Release Senate Budget Reversal (3/23/2017)

Take Action Now (3/21/2017)

Immigration Resources (3/9/2017) 

ECEAP Advocacy Action (3/7/2017) 

November 2016

Thankful 4 Early Learning (11/21/2016) 

New Tulsa Study on Head Start 

September 2016

New Standard Blog (9/19/2016)

Wage and Benefit Study

August 2016

The Long-Term Impact of the Head Start Program (08/1/2016)

June 2016

Facilities Meeting Materials and Notes, June 17, 2016

May 2016

We are 32nd (5/16/2016)

April 2016

68% Support ECEAP (4/28/2016)

March 2016

192 Homeless Kids on ECEAP Waitlist  (3/2/2016)

January 2016

Advocacy Goals (1/27/2016)

December 2015

2600 ECEAP on Waiting List (12/8/2015)

August 2015

Proposed Head Start overhaul could force hundreds from program- King 5 (8/18/2015)

Head Start changes: Parent participation provides confidence (8/15/2015)

Head Start: Change threatens valuable program (8/12/2015)

Proposed Head Start changes could limit access, sideline parents advocates say (8/11/2015)

News Tribune Federal Proposal (8/9/2015)

July 2015

Head Start Performance Standards (7/23/2015)

Wage and Benifit Survey (7/14/2015)

May 2015

2015 Washington State Report Card (5/17/2015

April 2015

Early education for low-income kids buried in red tape - Jerry Large (4/16/2015)

12 Month Authorization (4/14/2015)

March 2015

Jessie Goodman (PA) Testimony on House budget 2015 (3/30/2015)

Joanie Talarico (PA) Testimony on two generation programs (3/15/2015)

WSA Compensation and Benifits Study (3/5/2015)

January 2015

Homeless Mom to Testify in Olympia (1/12/2015)

Abril Goes to Olympia (1/16/2015) Watch at 1:42:00

December 2014

WSIPP Study (12/31/2014)

Kid Governor (12/15/2014)

State Legislative Update - Washington State Election Doesn’t Change Much: Still Stuck in a Budget Rut (11/14/14)

WSA Blog - The Head Start Survival Guide: Practical Tips for Making It in a Republican-Controlled Congress (11/14/14)

August 2014

WSA Blog- Did Friends Win the Emmy? (8/27/2014)

Check out our new video - What Can One Person Do to Advocate for Young Children? (8/25/2014)

News Release - WA Only Spends 1% on Early Learning! 

June 2014

Media Release - Meet the Class of 2014 - Washington’s Model Pre-K Celebrates Dramatic Gains for the Most At-Risk Students

April 2014

Book Drive for Snohomish County Early Head Start and ECEAP (4/17/2014)

December 2013

State & Federal Legislative Update (12/18/13)

November 2013

Victoria Hilt of Kitsap Community Resources named WSA Parent of the Year (11/1/13)

Sara Bartrum of Chelan Douglas Child Development Association named WSA Director of the Year (11/1/13)

News Release: WA State Head Start and ECEAP Programs Applaud Historic Plan to Expand Preschool

October 2013

WSA Parents Speak at NHSA Rally for Head Start Funding (videos)

Parent Emma Aubrey at Sen. Murray Press Conference (10/23/13)

May 2013

News Release: Head Start Children hurt by Sequester (5/1/13)

WSA 2013 Federal Advocacy Goals passed (5/2/13)

Legislative Update Letter from Joel Ryan, WSA Executive Director (5/2/13)

MomsRising Blog: Why K-12 Superintendents Want to Spend Money on Preschool, and Why You Should Too (5/2/13)

March 2013

Govenor Inslee Calls for Big Increase in Preschool ECEAP Funding (3/28/13)

Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large talks early learning (3/28/13)

February 2013

Head Start Impact Study (02/222013)

January 2013

You Can't Solve the K-12 Problem without Early Learning (1/31/2013)

2013 Advocacy Goals (1/21/2013)

December 2012

News Release - Gregoire's Budget Puts Kids First (12/18/2012)

November 2012

You can't solve the K-12 problem without early education; Task Force should include ECEAP ex[ansion in recommendations (11/20/2012)

October 2012

Looming Cuts will Close Head Start Centers in January (10/18/2012)

August 2012

No Waiting List for Working Connections Child Care (8/09/2012)

Across the Board Cuts: 1,356 Head Start Children in WA to Be Cut Come January (8/09/2012)

Federal Update (8/09/2012)

June 2012

New Study Finds That Head Start Helps Reconnect Absent Dads With Their Children (6/14/2012)

January 2012

4,000 Working Families to Lose Child Care, Will Expand Welfare Rolls and Cost Taxpayers More (1/13/2012)

November 2011

Failure of Super Committee Means Big Cuts to Head Start - 1,500 Children in Washington State Could Lose Services (11/22/11)

September 2011

Advocacy Alert! Special Session Could Mean Cuts to ECEAP (09/28/11)

Take Action Now! (09/14/11)

August 2011

Letter to Members from Executive Director Joel Ryan (08/29/11)

Debt Limit Deal Done- House Gearing Up to Cut Head Start; Independent Factcheckers say Head Start has Lasting Impact (08/3/11)

June 2011

State Legislative Update (06/01/11)

Federal Legislative Update (06/01/11)

April 2011

Senate Budget  released with changes to ECEAP- Parent Ambassadors Testify at Ways and Means Hearing  (04/11/11)

Head Start/Early Head Start Survive Federal Budget Cuts! (04/11/11)

ECEAP Book Drop a great success! (04/07/11)

March 2011

One Out of Every 12 Children Served Is Homeless (03/20/11)

February 2011

Federal Legislative Update (02/14/11)

January 2011

Contact your legislators about ECEAP Today! (01/26/11)

Legislative Update and Action Needed! (01/14/11)

Formerly Homeless ECEAP Parent to Testify in Olympia (01/12/11)

December 2010

Record ECEAP Waitlist - Parents to Testify in Olympia (12/07/10)

November 2010

Governor to Cut 4000 Families from Working Connections (11/10/10)

WSA Comments on Recompetition (11/09/10)

ECEAP Shines in Latest Report (11/09/10)

October 2010

King-5 Interviews WSA Parent Ambassador about Working Connection (10/10/10)

2500 Will Lose Child Care Subsidy - Check out April's Story (10/08/10)

Programs Honored by Committee for Children (10/04/10)

Lewis County Head Start in the News (10/04/10)

Parent Ambassadors Advocate for Head Start Funding in DC (10/01/10)

Septmeber 2010

Legislative Update, Bad News Edition (09/28/10)

Stop Playing Games with Head Start Funding (09/16/10)

Head Start/ECEAP Legislative Update (09/10/10)

July 2010

Murray Comes Through for Kids; Senate Labor HHS Committee Provides $989 million for Head Start (07/28/10)

June 2010

Support Head Start: Write a Letter to Your Legislators (06/01/10)

May 2010

Military Families benefit from Head Start and ECEAP (05/28/10)

Head Start/Early Head Start Budget at Risk (05/20/10)

Head Start founder weighs in on Impact Study (05/05/10)

April 2010

Letter to WSA Members (4/13/10)

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