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Seattle among cohort of cities recognized for supporting Universal Pre-K and Child Care Field 

Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL) is being recognized for its universal Pre-K efforts by the National League of Cities (NLC). DEEL is among a cohort of cities across the country highlighted for early childhood education initiatives.  

“Ensuring access to high-quality, evidence-based early childhood opportunities is critical for families to thrive and children to flourish and that begins with a well-trained and fully supported early childhood workforce. Local governments have a key role to play in supporting the child care economy and creating pathways for young children, their families, and the early childhood workforce to access educational and economic prospects. By investing in the early childhood workforce, cities not only bolster the quality of care but also stimulate economic growth. Robust support for the child care economy enables parents who may struggle due to a lack of childcare to participate fully in the workforce, thus enhancing productivity and economic stability at both the individual and community levels.” 

Read more at the NLC blog