Early Care & Education

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Promoting school readiness efforts through individualized services that benefit children.

Welcome to Early Care & Education

ESD 112 Early Care and Education promotes school readiness efforts through individualized services that benefit children. We assist families, child care providers and community partners in providing quality early learning programs and professional development opportunities throughout the ESD 112 region.

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Early Care and Education in the News

Why do parents spend so much on child care, yet childhood educators earn so little?
(Child Care Aware of America, July 11, 2018)

Building a solid foundation
(Camas-Washougal Post-Record, April 11, 2019)

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Early Care and Education -Southwest Washington Childcare Consortium

In 1989, Clark County's business, education and civic leaders joined Educational Service District 112 to take an extraordinary step: they launched the first of what has now become the largest community-run child care system in the United States. Today, this effort is recognized as one of the "best and brightest" examples of local, state and federal government programs addressing one of today's toughest issues: child care.The Consortium operates 25 centers in Clark County serving 1,600 children and 2,800 parents utilizing more than 200 employees. SWCCC is a non-profit community based child care program serving families with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
Early Care and Education -Southwest Washington Childcare Consortium
Early Care and Education -Southwest Washington Childcare ConsortiumJuly 19, 2019 at 3:03pm
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Upcoming Events

Computer Science in the Early Years

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Early Care & Education News

Volunteer Spotlight: Making mini piñatas with Jessica

This summer, Early Care and Education began hosting a new internship collaboration with two community organizations: Partners in Careers and Summer Works! Some of our child care centers are welcoming students ages 16-24 to come [...]

SHARE Summer Meals

ESD 112 has partnered with SHARE Summer Meals to offer families another chance to feed their families by allowing children to “shop” our table of non-perishable food items in exchange of offering the families information [...]

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