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Data Indicator Island San Juan Skagit Snohomish Whatcom State
Children under 6 with all parents in the workforce 1 60.8% not available 55.7% 58.7% 57.7% 59.5%
Number of spaces for children in state-funded preschool (ECEAP) 2 108 38 90 1,137 143 10,091
Number of spaces in federal-funded preschool (Head Start), including migrant and tribal. 3 58 15 494 546 596 13,998
Licensed child care providers/programs 4 41 7 102 521 98 5,272
Number of spaces available for children in licensed child care (family homes & centers) 5 858 205 2,205 13,665 2,464 141,439
Number of spaces available for infant care in licensed child care (family homes & centers) 6 94 8 272 1,490 286 16,124
% of licensed child care providers enrolled in Early Achievers 7 41% 71% 49% 33% 63% 46%
Number of Regional Transition Reports shared between preschool and kindergarten teachers 8 174 25 283 641 322 N/A

1 Source: Annie E Casey Kids Count Data Center: The U.S. Census Bureau's American Fact Finder, 2005-2007, 2006-2008, 2007-2009, 2008-2010, 2009-2011, and 2010-2012 American Community Survey (ACS) 3-Year Estimates. Data were retrieved from census (Table GCT2302). Note: The percent of children under 6 years old with all parents in the workforce between 2010-2012.

2 Source: Washington State Association for Head Start and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) 2013/2014. Note: ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program): Comprehensive preschool programs that provide free services and support to eligible children and their families. The goal is to help ensure all Washington children enter kindergarten ready to succeed. The programs include: early learning preschool; family support and parent involvement; child health coordination and nutrition. ECEAP is a state-funded preschool and accepts families at or below 110% of the Federal Poverty Level.

3 Source: Washington State Association for Head Start and ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) 2013/2014. Statewide total for Early Head Start, 2012/13. Note: Head Start: Comprehensive preschool programs that provide free services and support to eligible children and their families. Head Start is federally-funded, with at least 90% of enrolled families who must be at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level. Priority is given to families at or below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level; maximum 35% can be between 100 and 130% of the Federal Poverty Level.

4 Source: Child Care Aware of NW Washington, July 2015. Note: Licensed Child Care: Centers and family homes granted by Department of Early Learning. Licensed child care providers follow licensing requirements set by the state to ensure children in are in safe, healthy, and nurturing places. (County numbers do not include Military Child Care Centers, Summer Camps and Exempt Preschool Programs but state numbers do include non-Department of Early Learning-licensed Military and Tribal providers, but not preschool or exempt school-age programs.)

5 Source: Child Care Aware of NW Washington, July 2015 Note: Licensed Child Care: Centers and family homes granted by Department of Early Learning. Licensed child care providers follow licensing requirements set by the state to ensure children in are in safe, healthy, and nurturing places. (County numbers do not include Military Child Care Centers, Summer Camps and Exempt Preschool Programs but state numbers do include non-Department of Early Learning-licensed Military and Tribal providers, but not preschool or exempt school-age programs.)

6 Source: Child Care Aware of NW Washington, July 2015 Note: Licensed Child Care: Centers and family homes granted by Department of Early Learning. Licensed child care providers follow licensing requirements set by the state to ensure children in are in safe, healthy, and nurturing places. (County numbers do not include Military Child Care Centers, Summer Camps and Exempt Preschool Programs but state numbers do include non-Department of Early Learning-licensed Military and Tribal providers, but not preschool or exempt school-age programs.)

7 Source: Child Care Aware of NW Washington, July 2015 Note: Licensed Child Care: Centers and family homes granted by Department of Early Learning. Licensed child care providers follow licensing requirements set by the state to ensure children in are in safe, healthy, and nurturing places. (County numbers do not include Military Child Care Centers, Summer Camps and Exempt Preschool Programs but state numbers do include non-Department of Early Learning-licensed Military and Tribal providers, but not preschool or exempt school-age programs.)

8 Source: Northwest Educational Service District, August 2015 Note: The Regional PreK-K Transition Report is a transitional document that shared between community PreK providers and kindergarten teachers, which represents a growing collaboration based on common professional development, shared expectations and aligned instructional approaches. The Transition Form is intended to maintain common understandings and shared practices (alignment) between PreK providers and K teachers established through joint professional development, to provide a means of communicating children’s developmental progress as they leave PreK and enter kindergarten, to help schools meet the needs of incoming students and to grow the number of PreK and K teachers working in collaboration.