Identify the needs of the community while recommending strategies to help expand high quality, accessible, and equitable child care for Island County families.
We envision a resilient community that supports the well being of all families, children, and early childhood professionals in Island County. This will include accessible child care and early education opportunities for all families, as well as a livable wage and opportunities for growth for early childhood professionals. Achieving this vision will require a dedication to equity through cultural and racial awareness, which ensures everyone has equal access and a voice.
The purpose of the Island County Child Care Partnership Task
Force is to develop
collaborative, multi-sector partnerships to assess
current childcare resources
and needs in Island County and explore ways to expand
capacity of and access
to child care programs, especially for historically
communities and families.
Board of Health Child Care Resolution HD-040-2020
2021 Needs Assessment