Voters in Seattle are considering two propositions on early learning programs and providers.
Proposition 1A establishes a $15 minimum wage for childcare workers, seeks to reduce childcare costs, prohibits violent felons from providing professional childcare and creates a training institute for enhanced training and certification, among other things.
Proposition 1B aims to expand a high quality preschool for three and four year old children. The ordinance would fund a city early learning program over the next four years with hopes to develop an accessible, affordable, licensed, voluntary preschool option for Seattle families.
KBCS News Director, Sonya Green interviewed representatives from Proposition 1A and 1B in our studios. Speaking on behalf of Proposition 1A was Heather Weiner of Yes for Early Success. Seattle City Councilman, Tim Burgess spoke for Proposition 1B’s Quality Seattle Preschool campaign.
You can listen to the 2 discussions below:
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