The state is looking for a diverse group of parents to help shape the future of pre-K education in Washington.
Since its creation in 2007, the Washington State Department of Early Learning has become one of the driving forces shaping the state’s hodgepodge of child care and preschool into a cohesive system for pre-K education.
Parents who want a say in future of that emerging system have until June 30 to volunteer for a new parent advisory group.
DEL is seeking up to 15 parents and family caregivers of children from birth to age 9 who represent the state’s diverse geographies, family structures, languages, cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
They will advise DEL on a range of policy issues including child care licensing, the state’s quality rating system for providers and rule-making for family home child care.
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The advisory group will have its first conference call on Aug. 12 and first in-person meeting on Oct. 7 at a location yet to be determined.
More information about how to apply can be found here.