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Professional Development Regulations Challenged in DC

Professional Development Regulations Challenged in DC

According to the Institute of Justice, child care providers, a parent and IJ have come together to bring a federal lawsuit to  challenge potentially devastating regulations around PD in the Washington DC area. Read more about the reasons for the suit here.

Employment Security Dept. Shares Everything you Need to Know about Paid Family and Medical Leave

Employment Security Dept. Shares Everything you Need to Know about Paid Family and Medical Leave

From the Employment Security Department of Washington State newsletter: April 2018 Dear Employer, As you may know, in 2017 the Washington State Legislature passed bipartisan legislation to establish a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance program. This program is administered through the Employment Security Department (ESD) and is separate from the federal Family and…

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Senator Patty Murray Addresses Childcare at Federal Level

Senator Patty Murray Addresses Childcare at Federal Level

From Senator Patty Murray’s newsletter: In my time in the U.S. Senate, I believe there is one issue that is simply not addressed enough in the halls of Congress: child care. The inability for families to afford high-quality child care is the American crisis we aren’t addressing. Last fall I travelled across Washington state hearing…

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ELAA Shares FY18 Omnibus Funding Allocations for Child Care and Early Learning

ELAA Shares FY18 Omnibus Funding Allocations for Child Care and Early Learning

From ELAA: Congress has officially passed the FY18 Omnibus appropriations bill and it includes a HUGE increase for child care and early learning. This is a wonderful cause for celebration! The final bill contains: $2.37 billion increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant $610 million increase for Head Start ($115 million of that…

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DEL Reports on first Licensed Center Advisory Subcommittee Meeting

DEL Reports on first Licensed Center Advisory Subcommittee Meeting

The Department of Early Learning recently issued a report of the first Licensed Center Advisory Subcommittee meeting in February. WCCA Vice President, Perry Langston, had some poignant comments to make about the goals of the subcommittee, as quoted in the article.   The full article from DEL Connect: The members of the Licensed Center Advisory…

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L&I Sick Pay Webinars

L&I Sick Pay Webinars

Description The class will cover the new Paid Sick Leave Law requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to most employees beginning January 1, 2018. Get an overview of Initiative 1433, which changed state law regarding minimum wage, ensuring tips and service charges are given to the appropriate staff, and requiring employers to provide paid…

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