2016 State of Children and Families Report

Northwest Early Learning creates the State of Children and Families report to help us better understand progress toward our goal that all children have high quality early care and learning experiences that support optimal growth and development leading to success in school and life and how much more is needed.

State of Children and Families provides demographic and programmatic data to illustrate key components of our local early learning systems.  Priority Actions describe local issues and community responses.  The report also highlights the experiences of local families and professionals who are raising young children and building their lives here.

The report is organized by the Washington Early Learning Plan (ELP) Ready & Successful Framework.  NWEL has adopted this framework as a roadmap for building a comprehensive, coordinated and effective early learning system across our five counties.  For information about the Early Learning Plan online go to http://www.del.wa.gov/partnerships/elac/elp.aspx

Data included in that State of Children and Families report was collected from both primary and secondary sources based on the best data available at the time of development.  We rely on early learning professionals to provide direct information about the children and families they serve.  We also refer to state data sources.


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