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The Link Between Early Childhood Education And Crime And Violence Reduction

The Link Between Early Childhood Education And Crime And Violence Reduction

July 1, 2002

Quality Childcare Cuts Crime Powerful evidence from one study after another proves that high quality care in the first years of life can greatly reduce the risk that today’s babies and toddlers will become tomorrow’s violent teens and adults. New

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Early Learning and Care: The Numbers Behind The Need

Early Learning and Care: The Numbers Behind The Need

July 1, 2002

Child Care Demand King County  In 2000 in King County, there were estimated to be 21,330 children full-time and 17,880 children part-time in child care centers. 22% of children in full-time were toddlers and 54% were preschool age.  In 2000

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Washington State Early Learning Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder Pilot Project

Washington State Early Learning Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder Pilot Project

June 1, 2002

Researchers at Washington State University conducted an independent evaluation of the first year of the Washington State Early Childhood Education Career and Wage Ladder Pilot Program. The evaluation, which compared ladder centers with a control group, verified that the career and wage ladder

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Recognizing and Rewarding the Importance of the Early Childhood Education Teacher

Recognizing and Rewarding the Importance of the Early Childhood Education Teacher

April 1, 2002

Our Children’s Teachers The most essential component for quality early childhood education is the commitment, quality, and continuity of the teacher/caregiver. We know that quality child care and early education are essential for the intellectual and social development of children. But, instead

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Early Learning And Public Opinion

Early Learning And Public Opinion

March 1, 2002

Key Findings A strong majority of voters support greater state and local government focus on early childhood development and education efforts: 80% favor changing the focus of child care to an early childhood education environment by raising standards for child care workers,

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Health Insurance for Early Childhood Education Workers

Health Insurance for Early Childhood Education Workers

March 1, 2002

Key Findings Quality early learning and care programs are dependent on the consistency and educational achievement of child care staff. High staff turnover resulting from low wages and few benefits negatively impacts the quality of early childhood learning and care. Making affordable health

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Potential Impacts of Proposed Initiative 747

Potential Impacts of Proposed Initiative 747

August 1, 2001

Under current state law, growth in the property tax portion of state and local government budgets is limited to the rate of inflation, or up to 6 percent under extraordinary circumstances.  Proposed Initiative 747 would lower this cap to 1

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Rebuttals to Arguments Against Cigarette Tax Increases

Rebuttals to Arguments Against Cigarette Tax Increases

August 1, 2001

Regressive Tax: Opponents to I-773 say that because smoking levels are highest among people with low incomes, cigarette tax increases are regressive taxes that unfairly impact lower-income families and communities. Research indicates that: The fact that smoking rates are highest

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Posted in Health Care
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