Early childhood education in Washington is facing an unprecedented threat during this COVID-19 pandemic. Invite your elected officials to attend a briefing we are holding on how to best respond to the crisis and protect early education programs.
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.
Child care advocates in Washington State are warning that child care closures could have a domino effect on the entire state’s ability to get back to business, and fears persist on the quality of care parents may find.
Washington's child care industry was in a crisis long before this pandemic. The lack of access to, and affordability of, safe, high-quality child care has been harming our families and limiting our economic growth for far too long.
As a parent of three and a child advocate, I am shocked, saddened and disturbed by the Trump administration’s attacks on asylum, particularly with how they are affecting children.
Jessica Galvez, Mobilization Manager
Jessica Galvez is the Washington State Manager for Save the Children Action Network, where she leads advocacy efforts to advance policies that improve the lives of children and families around the world.
Prior to joining SCAN, Jessica served as a director for early learning programs that support marginalized families. 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 graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S in Speech Language Pathology and an M.Ed. in Education Policy and Leadership.