Child Care in Crisis

InvestigateWest is examining the broken child-care system in Washington state and the U.S. at large.

Our Coverage

For Parents

Find licensed child care using the phone number (250 languages spoken) or online search tool at:

Find information about help paying for child care in the section “Need help to pay:”

Find information about a child care provider’s Early Achievers rating (a voluntary state quality program), complaints, inspections and more:

Find information about “Family, Friend, and Neighbor” providers, including training and possibly some financial support.