Washington is now the first in the country to create a state equivalent to Early Head Start. The state also invested millions in additional funding for home visiting and child care subsidies.
We’re Empowering Citizens of Washington to Be the Voice for Kids
The voters in Washington state overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
When the Seattle City Council began exploring a tax on sweetened beverages in early 2017, we immediately
mobilized a successful campaign to ensure that resulting revenue would support early learning programs.
We also mobilized our online supporters to support expanded funding for the Washington Early Childhood
Education and Assistance Program and Working Connections Child Care subsidies, which will help more
families keep or get access to high-quality early learning programs.
Washington in the News
The future prosperity of Washington depends on our ability to support our next generation. Unfortunately many families live in what’s known as a “child care desert,” without access to affordable, high-quality child care.
The truth is, everyone benefits when children are educated. I urge everyone to call their legislators and advocate for quality preschool programs and home visiting for all Washington families.
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) speaks on the importance of advocacy
Jessica Galvez, Mobilization Manager
Jessica has been with Save the Children Action Network for two years, previously as a volunteer Team Leader and most recently as the Mobilization Manager for Washington State.
Prior to joining SCAN, Jessica served as a center director supporting programs such as HeadStart and ECEAP . Her background includes over 15 years of experience directly and indirectly addressing systems-based inequities through various leadership roles in Early Learning and in Healthcare.
Jessica grew up in California and Texas but has made Washington State her home for the past 17 years. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Speech Language Pathology and an M.Ed. in Education Policy & Leadership. When she is not working or volunteering her time, you can find her on the basketball court cheering for her youngest child Maddox.