Early Learning Dashboards

DCYF is building out a suite of dashboards and maps related to different topics in early learning. The main purpose of these dashboards is to help inform planning efforts – at the state, regional, and local levels. 

Our goal is to update these dashboards regularly, and to make the underlying data publicly available. 

Child Care and Early Learning Need and Supply Data

Statewide, DCYF estimates that families of about 278,000 children age B-5 not yet in school need child care, because all available parents in the home are working. Only about 26% of these children are served by licensed child care, preschool, and/or subsidized child care.

Subsidy Uptake

This dashboard highlights the number of children in eligible families who participate in Working Connections Child Care (WCCC).

Child Care Stabilization Grant Awards

This dashboard is an interactive map showing where the providers who have received DCYF’s Child Care Stabilization Grants for licensed providers are located – by county, legislative district, school district, and zip code.

Child Care Stabilization Zip Code Factors

The Zip Code Factors dashboard is intended to support the DCYF Federal Child Care Stabilization Grants. This dashboard covers geographic zip code factors only, that are being used to inform grant verifiable add-ons. These factors operationalize the statutory definitions mandated in budget appropriations for these grants (see ESSB 5092 Sec 229(22)(a)(iii)).

These dashboards and data sheets will be updated quarterly throughout the coming months, to make use of the most recent data available.

Early Achievers Data Dashboard

The monthly Early Achievers Data Dashboard is updated each month to demonstrate the statewide progression of the Early Achievers quality rating initiative.

ECEAP and Head Start Uptake

This dashboard highlights the number of children in eligible families who participate in the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Head Start program.