We’re Empowering Citizens of Washington to Be the Voice for Kids

The voters in Washington state overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development. We’re committed to ensuring all children succeed in school and life.


Invest in Washington's Children

2023 Priorities for Washington Kids

  • School meals for all Washington kids
  • Expand home visiting programs to an additional 750 families
  • Invest in mental health support in early education
  • Prioritize the childcare provider shortage across the state



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Children's Mental Health Matters

Hundreds of millions of children around the world are experiencing loss, violence, displacement and trauma. Send a message to your members of Congress: we must pass the MINDS Act so struggling children can heal and grow.

Washington in the News

Legisladores de WA deben invertir en educación temprana

El Sol de Yakima
27 de febrero, 2023

En el corazón de eso está cómo cuidamos a los niños y nos aseguramos de que tengan un futuro exitoso y saludable. Desafortunadamente, el acceso a cuidado infantil de alta calidad es difícil en todo el país y existe una gran oportunidad para invertir en la educación de la primera infancia.

Letter: Lawmakers must make child care, education a priority

Yakima Herald-Republic
February 21, 2023

Investments in child care and early education not only have long-term benefits for children, but they also have effects that ripple out into the community, improving economic and social outcomes for everyone.

State Leadership

Christina Ko
Washington State Manager

Christina is the Washington State Manager for SCAN. She holds an MA in International Community Development from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA.

Christina is passionate about immigrant and refugee rights, and equipping families and communities to prevent early childhood adverse experiences. She believes that investing in the well-being of all children is an investment in our shared future.  

In her free time Christina enjoys Latin dancing and travelling with her husband, creative writing, and quality time with their two very fluffy cats.
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Claudia R. Villatoro
Washington State Senior Coordinator

Claudia is the Family Engagement Senior Coordinator for Save the Children Action Network in Yakima, Washington. She is proud of her Mexican and Salvadorian roots. She moved to Yakima in 2001 and received her BA in Early Childhood Education from Central Washington University.   

Claudia is passionate about early learning and elevating the voices of young children and their families. She strongly believes that families & children should have a seat at the decision-making table and not just be an item on the menu.   

Claudia enjoys iced americanos and taking weekend trips with her husband and three children. She is a proud pet mom of Thumper the Bunny and Ruby a rescued Doberman.  [email protected]


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