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In 2019, King County Executive Dow Constantine convened the Children and Families Strategy Task Force, bringing together a diverse group of experts to prepare a report that makes recommendations for addressing child care access and affordability in King County. Task Force meetings occur monthly and will explore a broad range of issues and potential policy solutions, including subsidy and voucher programs, facilities, and workplace policies. The Task Force will also convene members of the business community to raise awareness of challenges in accessing child care and identify possible solutions. A final report with recommendations developed by the Task Force is due to the Executive and the King County Council September 30, 2020.

Staff contact: Jessica Cafferty, Child Care Policy Lead,


Monday, December 9
6-8 pm
Burien Library - Agenda - Minutes
Wednesday, January 15
4-6 pm
Wednesday, January 29
5:30-7:30 pm
Renton Library - Agenda - Minutes
Wednesday, February 12
4-6 pm
Bellevue Library - Agenda - Minutes
Wednesday, March 11
5:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 8
4-6 pm
Wednesday, May 13
5:30-7:30 pm
Wednesday, June 10
4-6 pm
Wednesday, July 8
9-noon and 2-5 pm

Topic: C+FS Prioritization Retreat - Part 1

Time: Jul 8, 2020 08:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 970 8860 3473


Wednesday, July 13

Topic: C+FS Prioritization

Time: Jul 12, 2020 9 A.M. - Noon Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 940 1008 6179

Thursday, July 16
5-5:30 p.m.

Topic: C+FS - Vote on final recommendations

Time: Jul 16, 2020 5 P.M. - 5:30 P.M. Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 968 4935 0460

Wednesday, August 5 (tentative)
5:30-7:30 pm (if needed)

Topic: C+FS Prioritization Retreat - Part 2

Time: Jul 8, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 997 0604 5204

Children and Families Strategy Task Force Members

Allison Krutsinger
Department of Children, Youth, and Families

Bilan Aden
African Community Housing & Development

Calli Knight
King County Executive Office

Casey Osborn-Hinman

Dr. Debra Sullivan
Black Child Development Institute

Denise Pruitt
King County Department of Human Resources

Genevieve Stokes
Department of Children, Youth, and Families

James Madden
Enterprise Community Partners

John Bancroft
Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregiver

Karen Hart
SEIU 925

Kathy Brasch
Women’s Advisory Board

Laura Kneedler
Northwest Center

Lauren Vlas
King County Council

Leilani Dela Cruz
City of Seattle Dept of Education and Early Learning

Lois A. Martin
Community Day Center for Children

Lucia Lopez
Home Visitor/Parent

Maki Park
Consultant, MomsRising

Miriam Zmiewski-Angelova
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

Nancy Ashley

Natalie Lente
Child Care Resources

Nela Cumming

Omana Imani
School’s Out Washington

Patti Bailey
Panda Care Center

Paula Steinke

Ruth Kagi
Children’s Champion Consulting

Ryan Quigtar
Renton Innovation Zone Partnership

Sarah Reyneveld
Women’s Advisory Board

Susan Yang
Denise Louie Education Center

Tania Hino
North Seattle College/Parent

Theressa Lenear
Goddard College

Ti’esh Harper
City Year Seattle/Parent

Wendy Harris
Best Starts for Kids

Zamzam Mohamed
Voices of Tomorrow

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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