Stories tagged: Department of Early Learning
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Child care costs rivaling the price of a college degree put Spokane parents in a pinch
By the time their children finish preschool, some Spokane County parents have paid for the equivalent of a college education at a state university. Child care costs are rising again, …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 5:17 p.m.
Early Achievers sets mandatory quality standards for child care providers
The Washington State Department of Early Learning’s Early Achiever’s program will require early learning professionals who serve children on state subsidies to enroll by August 1. If they don’t, they …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2013
Home day care providers, state clash over stricter rules
Each of the child care providers gathered in the backyard of Gib and Liz Kocherhans’ north Spokane home has a story. The Kocherhanses, who own this single-story rancher where children …
Wed., June 19, 2013
Cuts to Guilds’ School stir criticism
Funding cuts to an organization serving vulnerable children have caused backlash for county health officials as they restructure how to distribute stagnant funding at a time when needs are growing. …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2012
MLK day care may reopen
The Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center may reopen for business today after being shut down for violating state fire codes. The center, at 845 S. Sherman St., was …
Tue., May 4, 2010, 11:20 a.m.
Washington state preschool program meets standards
Washington’s state-supported preschool program for low-income 3- and 4-year-olds meets most of the quality standards set by a national early learning group.