Comments Needed: Statewide Early Learning Coordination Plan

December 7, 2020
mother and young child

For the past year, parents, child care providers, early learning advocates, pediatricians, staff from state agencies and many others have worked together to develop goals and strategies to inform the future of Washington State’s early learning system for children prenatal through 3rd grade and the adults who care for them.

These high-level goals and strategies are designed to help all children and families thrive and to eliminate long-standing inequities in early learning outcomes for Black, Indigenous, People of Color and other marginalized communities.

More than 150 people from across the state were engaged using a targeted universalism framework to ensure the strategies explicitly name our commitment to eliminate racism, bias and discrimination in communities. Additionally, strategic early learning priorities were developed by a workgroup at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and by a separate tribal group facilitated by the Indian Policy Early Learning (IPEL) committee. Their work is incorporated throughout the plan.

We hope that you will take a few minutes to review the goals and strategies that will be the heart of this plan and provide your comments. Your input will be used to inform the final plan.

Learn More – Statewide Early Learning Coordination Plan Goals and Strategies Documents

There are several ways you can view the goals and strategies. Each document will have a link to the same survey for your convenience, but you only need to take the survey once.

  • Full List of Goals and Strategies – this document has the most written detail about the plan.
  • At-A-Glance List of Goals and Strategies – this is a high-level version of the full goals and strategies document for those who are short on time or want a quick snapshot of the plan.
  • Videos of Goals and Strategies – these videos explain each set of goals and strategies as well as provide helpful background information and are recorded in English, Spanish and Somali.

Provide Your Input

When you have completed your review of the plan using your preferred method of the above options, please complete our short survey. You only need to take the survey once. Please be as specific as possible with your comments. The survey closes on Jan. 31, 2021.

Take the survey in English, Spanish or Somali.


Please reach out to if you have any questions.