Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Association of the Educational Service District (AESD) has accepted our director, Kalli Kembel, as a Washington State Fellow for the 2016-2017 school year.
Working with the Washington State Fellows’ Network, Early Learning Fellows’ Leads for all ESD regions will work with district and/or community early learning leaders and school and program administrators to identify Early Learning Fellows within their community. Once selected, Fellows will share in specialized content learning and then work within their communities to deepen core understanding of engaging instructional practices and leadership strategies.
The purpose of the Fellows group will be to increase capacity for sustainable, high quality early learning practices in schools and communities across the state, increasing capacity to support professional early learning within each region and community. This will include the use of existing resources and tools, including the Washington Early Learning and Development Guidelines, The Learning Pathways in Numeracy, Early Numeracy training modules, Full Day Kindergarten training modules and other current research based resources. Focus will be on early mathematics while underscoring the foundational elements of child development and rigorous developmentally appropriate practice.
We are so excited to be apart of such a great focus group!
Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
We work together to promote local business for our region! :)
Foundations Childcare was rated a level 4 facility December 2015
Child Care Aware of Washington is committed to helping families find high-quality child care and to helping our state’s child care providers deliver high-quality care. Thanks to Early Achievers, Washington’s quality rating and improvement system, parents now have an easy-to-understand rating system to help them make more informed child care choices.
Early Achievers is a comprehensive, statewide, research-based program that provides free supports and resources, such as trainings and coaching, to child care providers so they can make improvements to their programs. Early Achievers also provides an easy-to-understand quality rating system that helps families find child care programs that are engaged in continuous quality improvement efforts and have had their quality validated by the University of Washington (UW).
Department of Early Learning
Foundations Childcare had been licensed since July 2014
The Department of Early Learning is responsible for offering programs and services that support healthy child development and school readiness for the approximately 90,000 children born in Washington each year. Many of our programs and services are for children who may be at risk of starting kindergarten not ready to succeed. We are guided by Washington’s 10-year Early Learning Plan. Our work includes: