What plan, you ask? The draft Early Learning Plan, which is the “blueprint” for how we work in the coming years to build an early learning system that supports school readiness for all children in Washington.
School readiness means more than a child knowing her ABCs and 123s. It’s about making sure families, communities, early learning professionals and schools are ready to ensure children have a strong start in life. That’s what the plan is meant to do.
DEL is working with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction as well as our private partner, Thrive by Five Washington and others, to create the plan. But we need your input! Please visit www.del.wa.gov/plan between now and the end of April to read the draft plan, and to take a survey telling us what you like and what seems to be missing.
This plan will be finalized later this year. It will inform decisions about early learning funding and programs for years to come. Make sure your voice is heard!