Collective ACtion

Building an early learning system responsive to community concerns.

King county Early learning coalition

The King County Early Learning Coalition is a community of early learning stakeholders from a variety of sectors with diverse perspectives, educational experiences, and cultural/ethnic backgrounds.  Convened by Soar, we work together to eliminate inequities within the early learning system that perpetuate the education opportunity gap.

What we do:

Elevate the voices of families and early learning stakeholders to influence state agency decisions.

Advocate collectively on local, regional, and state policies and procedures.

Facilitate state-to-local communication and collaboration through partnership with Department of Children, Youth, and Families and Washington Communities for Children.

Implement strategies that respond to regional needs.

King county Early learning coalition

The King County Early Learning Coalition is a community of early learning stakeholders from a variety of sectors with diverse perspectives, educational experiences, and cultural/ethnic backgrounds.  Convened by Soar, we work together to eliminate inequities within the early learning system that perpetuate the education opportunity gap.

What we do:

Elevate the voices of families and early learning stakeholders to influence state agency decisions.

Advocate collectively on local, regional, and state policies and procedures.

Facilitate state-to-local communication and collaboration through partnership with Department of Children, Youth, and Families and Washington Communities for Children.

Implement strategies that respond to regional needs.

Our Current Work

Learn more about the work we are leading and our community partnerships!

KCELC

Family and Community Engagement

Family and Community Engagement is a priority of our early learning coalition. Coalition members are part of varied planning, implementation and advocacy efforts at local, regional and state levels, all with the goal of improving the early learning system. Our relationships with families, communities, and early childhood educators are an essential foundation from which we inform these bodies of work.

KCELC

Culturally Responsive Practices in Home-Based Services

It is important for families to have easy access to information and resources that support healthy child development. Home-based services are an effective way of strengthening families and children bonds. The power of this approach lies within the trusting relationship that is built between the home visitor and the parent.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Universal Developmental Screening

Developmental screenings are extremely important to the well-beings of young children. They provide vital support so children and their families can combat future learning, behavior, and health issues. As a member of the Community Expert Council, Soar provides consultation to Best Starts for Kids, so that children with developmental needs can thrive and grow. 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Child Care Health Consultation

Child Care Health Consultation promotes the healthy development of young children, by supporting families and child care providers to ensure healthy and safe early learning environments. 

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Help Me Grow System Model

In partnership with with Best Starts for Kids, our early learning coalition is developing a Help Me Grow System model in King County. This system will be a network of information hubs to ensure all families can access culturally competent services.

The King County Early Learning Coalition is a member of Washington Communities for Children, a network of ten Early Learning Regional Coalitions serving Washington State.
The King County Early Learning Coalition is a member of Washington Communities for Children, a network of ten Early Learning Regional Coalitions serving Washington State.

BECOME A PARTNER TODAY!

The King County Early Learning Coalition welcomes your ideas and participation. You may attend general meetings, join a work group, present about your community/program, or bring forward an issue that needs to be addressed. 

Paula Steinke

Director

(206) 336-6930 | Paula@soarkc.org

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