WFIS values our collaboration with fellow members of ELAA on early learning issues.  We make sure private school early learning directors are kept abreast of the complexities of policy and advocacy work during weekly meetings, and gain valuable insight from them about how proposed policy and changes will resonate in our schools.  WFIS has always understood the necessity for  WA families to have access to quality child care.  These two articles from Yakima and Bainbridge Island highlight how the need exceeds the availability all over WA State.