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Empowering children to end hunger

Lois Brandt's new book 'Maddi’s Fridge' is one of the few pictures books to tell the story of childhood hunger. We talked to Brandt about food scarcity in Washington state and what kids and adults can do about it.

Learning apps that captivate

You can feel good about screen time with some locally produced apps that unlock the magic of words, nutrition and the final frontier.

Finding the happiness in the messiness

We caught up with busy mom Asia Citro to chat about life as a blogger and author and get her best tips for getting kids to play happily without a screen in sight.

The Seattle Times' LiveWire event makes the case for early learning

The inaugural Seattle Times LiveWire event brings together brain scientists, education experts and political leaders to explore questions about early learning.

Child-directed play: Helping your kids grow by letting them lead the way

Get out of the way and let them play: Child-directed play is the best way a child learns and grows.

Join the conversation: Preschool politics

Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Town Hall Seattle host a free televised community forum about the future of early childhood learning

Urban Farming with a Growing Family

Journalist and co-author of The Urban Farm Handbook, Joshua McNichols began gardening with a P-Patch back in 1996. He and his wife share their story on how they turned Ballard-area backyard into a garden wonderland.

​King County child care crisis

Child care in the Seattle area is in crisis. King County is one of the most expensive places in the nation for child care.

Baby’s brain and beyond: Brain-boosting tips from parent and author Tracy Cutchlow

Tracy Cutchlow read a lot of books on baby brain development. But in her newborn-baby fog, she couldn't remember what they said. She wanted an easy reference that focused on what to do and how to do it, so she wrote one.

I-LABS unveils online training

10 tips to help prepare your child for summer camp

Lessons from my grad

As her graduation day approaches, my daughter is a force to be reckoned with.

Does your child suffer from springtime allergies?

What My Grandmother Taught Me About Being a Mom

My grandmother taught me about being a mom by not talking about parenting.

More foster and adoptive parents needed for teens

The adoption exchange, along with the state's Children's Administration and the federally-funded AdoptUSKids project, has launched a public awareness campaign to recruit more foster and adoptive parents, especially for young people ages 11 to 17.

Department of Early Learning Strengthening Families Washington

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