Bellevue School District Demonstrates that ECEAP is Essential

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Everyone in Washington State was affected when COVID-19 shut down all but our most essential services.

Some of the hardest hit were the 14,000 Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) preschool children and their families. Already some of the furthest from opportunity, ECEAP families were potentially stranded, suddenly without food, child care or crucial family support.

DCYF Child Welfare Program Improvement Plan is Approved

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On June 19, 2020, DCYF’s revised Program Improvement Plan (PIP) was approved and finalized by the Federal Children’s Bureau. The plan details the agency’s child welfare approach to improving safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for children and families, as well as significantly reducing the number of children in out-of-home care. Highlights of the plan include: