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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Child care
March 26, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Child welfare: Continue federal home-visiting program funding

We applaud King County Sheriff John Urquhart’s guest column “How visits to families with young children helps law enforcement” [Opinion, March 21]. As stated, home-visiting programs enhance public safety and save taxpayer dollars. Losing federal funding — nearly $9 million — would be an incredible loss to families in our state. Not only do…

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Comments | More in Child care | Topics: Benjamin de Haan, ESHB 2519, Family Assessment Response

March 7, 2014 at 6:04 AM

How to prevent health and safety incidents in child care

The infant deaths mentioned in Jonathan Martin’s column demonstrate the most tragic of health and safety issues that occur in Washington state child-care facilities [“Make child care transparent for parents,” Opinion, March 4]. HB 2165 is an essential step toward understanding the causes and remedies for such incidents. However, what are we doing to…

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Comments | More in Child care | Topics: Catherine Dewar Paul, child care, Coalition for Safety and Health in Early Learning