Light of Hope Fund/Helping Our Neighbors


Early Learning and Child Care

Child Care Aware of Central Washington offers coaching to licensed child care providers (through Early Achievers and Infant-Toddler Classroom Coaching) to improve the quality of their early learning environments, curriculum, and materials to ensure children are given a healthy start and are ready for success in kindergarten. This service reaches the counties of Yakima, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Grant, Adams, Okanogan and Ferry.

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Virtual Kaleidoscope Play & Learn offers parents and/or caregivers a free playgroup learning experience for children from birth to age 5. These playgroups, led by a trained facilitator, connect adults with educational resources and community support. Check out our current Play & Learn information here.

Parents and Caregivers:

Looking for Child Care?

Catholic Charities connects families to a free, unbiased referral system for local licensed child care.

Call 1.800.446.1114 to talk with a Child Care Referral Specialist who can help you find licensed child care in your area, based on your needs and preferences.

How to Find Quality Child Care

COVID Response and Referral Flier

Helpful Links:

Dept. of Children, Youth, and Families

Child Care Aware of Washington

Find a location for Child Care Aware near you:


Child Care Aware - Yakima

5201 Tieton Drive
Yakima, WA 98908

877.965.7109 or 509.965.7100, TDD: Dial 711


Child Care Aware - Wenatchee

139 S. Worthen Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801


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