Status Summary

First reading, referred to Early Learning & K-12 Education on 1.23.19.

No hearing scheduled yet.

As of mid-March, the bill is dead. However, it could “come back" during the 2019 session as an amendment on another bill or other mechanisms, or next year (since bills technically stay alive for the full 2019-20 biennium).

(updated 1.9.20)

Legislative Session



In Progress



Establishes the need for the Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP) to prepare an updated outcome evaluation report of the 2014 Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP). Furthermore, the report must:

§  Include an evaluation of the long-term outcomes after 2020 when the children in the analysis are expected to graduate from high school; and

§  Provide a comparison to evaluations of early and childhood education programs in other states and jurisdictions.

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is expected to provide the WSIPP with all data necessary to complete the report at no cost.

The WSIPP must submit a preliminary report to the appropriate committees of the legislature and the governor by December 1st, 2020, followed by a final report submitted by January 6th, 2021.