King County Council to Allocate $153.7M to Early Learning Facilities
Funding will target vulnerable and underserved youth in efforts to improve educational outcomes.
On August 28th, 2019, the King County Council voted to invest 52% of the proceeds from the Puget Sound Taxpayers Accountability Account (PSTAA) to early learning facilities. Funding is to be used for capital investments for new early learning centers and family child care centers.
"These deep, meaningful investments will help close achievement gaps and have a big impact on children and youth throughout King County." - Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Access to high quality education is a significant concern for many of Seattle's families. As indicated by the King County Council, these funds are expected to focus on "increasing geographic or financial access to early education and early intervention programs in areas where services are inadequate to meet the need." To learn about next steps of the process, please view the Puget Sound Taxpayer Accountability Account Draft Timeline.