About Us

About Us

 

An Association of Child Care Centers Across WA State

About 75% of the children in state-licensed child care in Washington are in centers. This association is an advocate for the child care center owner, center employees, the children, and parents in these centers, and for early education as a whole.

All Washington child care centers are invited to join WCCA to gain a voice in regulations and laws affecting them and the children and families in their care.


Board Members


Luc Jasmin

President

luc.WCCA@gmail.com

My name is Luc Jasmin III, and I am the owner of Parkview Early Learning Center in Spokane County. I first began my career working in the public school system and transitioned to early childhood education: working my way up from a teacher to assistant director and then, in 2013, an owner when I purchased Parkview in North Spokane. Growing up a first generation Haitian-American has really propelled me to understand and focus on, among other factors: equity, racial bias, and cultural differences. My fundamental goal is to help create a solid foundation in which all children can be successful; regardless of their parents, racial background, religious affiliation, economic standing or any other unnecessary obstacle. I also believe in protecting small businesses by mitigating the economic strain we face on a regular basis.


Perry Langston

Vice President

perrywcca@gmail.com

Our family started Kid’s Country 29 years ago in Burien. Since that time it has grown to ten centers from Tacoma to Everett to Issaquah. In those 29 years there have been significant changes with regard to how we are regulated. Not much has changed with regard to the safety and education of the children, but many changes have occurred with how we interact with the various state agencies. I believe it is incumbent on us as providers to ensure that early education is maximized as well as providing a safe and nurturing environment for the children. We must have a seat at the table with the regulatory agencies in Washington State in order to accomplish that, and it is my firm belief the WCCA affords us that venue. I look forward to serving the 1900 plus child care centers in Washington and will be a strong advocate for small business.


Ginger Still

Treasurer

kidsworld2002@gmail.com

My name is Ginger Still I am the Co-Owner and Executive Director of Kid’s World Childcare, LLC. I started my childcare career in 1989 as a licensed In-home Provider where I mentored 5 new in-home startups. In July of 2002 I opened my first Center with my business partner, today we operate multi-sites in Tri-Cities, WA. In addition to taking on a leadership role in our local community, we stay actively involved in current State childcare issues. Our primary focus is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment.


Tom Emery

Secretary

Tom.at.WCCA@gmail.com

After obtaining my BA, I taught in elementary and secondary schools for a number of years and for several decades have owned and operated licensed child care centers affiliated with a college. While a classroom teacher, an early childhood education teacher trainer, and a child care center business owner, I have focused on helping children reach their potential. For the last ten years I have been the organizer of the child care centers in one county to advise state agencies and to lobby legislators for child care centers, their clients, and the children in care. I am volunteering with WCCA to continue this effort for early childhood education and care in child care centers in Washington.


Julie Schroath

Communications Coordinator

wcca@wachild.com

My name is Julie Schroath, and I am the owner of Creative Kids Learning Center in Kitsap County. In 2000 I began working towards the transition from Family Child Care Provider to center owner. After obtaining a small business loan and leasing a building, Creative Kids opened July 2001, licensed for 49 children. From the beginning, our center has had a partnership with Head Start, and is now rated with Early Achievers.


Lois Martin

Board Member

lmartinwcca@gmail.com

As the President and Director of Community Day Center for Children, Inc. in Seattle, I have the honor of continuing the tradition of providing a safe and caring place for children that began in 1963 by my mother, Lula A. Martin. I have lived in various places for career and education opportunities, but upon returning to Seattle in the early nineties, I shifted my career focus from corporate America to early learning. In order to become further grounded in this work, I enrolled in my local community college for foundation coursework and later received a Master of Arts in Human Development with a specialization in Leadership in Education & Human Services and a sub-specialization in Administrative/Supervision from Pacific Oaks College. My inspiration comes from my parents, who were consistently engaged in activism and creating change in our community. I find that advocating on behalf of early learning education is vital to fulfilling my goal of leaving a legacy of change for following generations.


Lobbyist


Jennifer Ziegler

I have 23 years of legislative and government relations experience. I serve as staff counsel to the Senate and House Transportation Committees, the Government Relations Director for the Washington State Department of Transportation, and Governor Christine Gregoire’s Legislative Director. I am the owner of Jennifer Ziegler Public Affairs. In addition to the WCCA, current clients include HNTB Corporation, the Woodland Park Zoo, Kaiser Aluminum, the Washington State Association of Counties, and the Small and Mid-Size Transit Alliance. I am a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Association of Washington Business, President of the Board of Directors for the Olympia School District Education Foundation and a board member of the Washington Highway Users Federation.