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Take a Survey to Inform State Policy Towards Summer & Afterschool

Washington State's Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Council is looking for input from providers, parents, and anyone connected to programs to inform policy decisions regarding Expanded Learning Opportunities in Washington state, including before and after school opportunities for students and school year calendar modifications.

The Council will use data from this survey to inform their recommendations to the Governor, the Legislature, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Please allow about 10-20 minutes for this survey; this survey will close at 5:00 PM on June 30. Your responses are valuable and will help inform policy decisions in Washington state.

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Get ready for National Summer Learning Day!

On July 14, join summer programs across Washington State and thousands across the country in a nationwide celebration of summer learning.

National Summer Learning Day is an opportunity to showcase your summer program and help spread awareness and enthusiasm around summer learning. Help us show policymakers, parents, and the public how summer programs prevent learning loss and give kids the opportunity to have exciting and fun learning opportunities all year round!

Interested in hosting a celebration? We have a printable Summer Learning Day guide with tips on social media promotion and more info on our Summer Learning Day page.

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SOAR Hiring Early Learning Collaboration Manager

The Early Learning Collaboration Manager is a leadership position within a dynamic team which is building SOAR’s capacity to support effective collaborative efforts on behalf of children, youth and families. In collaboration with a broad set of stakeholders, the Manager will play a critical role as lead staff for local early learning work groups that are developing and implementing regional strategies to eliminate the educational opportunity gap and improve the Prenatal-Grade 3 education system. 

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