Since 2001, we have worked to end summer learning loss and summertime hunger through our Feed Your Brain project, impacting more than 20,000 children in rural Washington. We are now accepting applications for the 2016 grant cycle.
Seattle Public Schools is considering a proposal that could force up to 19 child care programs to close down. Even more programs could be at risk in the future. The proposal is a result of an increase in demand for instructional space in our schools.
While the need for space is real, the solution must include working with parents, schools, and child care programs to keep these programs affordable, locate accessible space, and help find solutions to getting children to those spaces. Eliminating programs is not a solution.
If you haven't already, please make your voice heard by sending an email to Seattle School Board Directors.