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Children and Youth in Foster Care:  Improving Educational Outcomes

The Foster Care Program

The Foster Care Program at OSPI supports students in foster care by encouraging innovative practices that reduce educational disruptions, strengthen school stability, and improve academic performance.

As part of the Student Support division, the Foster Care Program partners with educators, foster parents, social workers, state agencies, and advocates as they work to support the whole child through evidence-based, best-practices and collaboration.

How to Access Foster Care Lists in CEDARS
Step-by-step instructions

Laws and Guidance
State laws regarding foster youth and services

Includes the Foster Care Report, the Foster Care Primer, public policies, and helpful Web sites

Local Agreements
The local agreements between school districts, OSPI and the Children's Administration, as required by legislation


Regional Contacts
Contact information, by county, for Children's Administration representatives

Contact Information

Jess Lewis
Program Supervisor


   Updated 1/22/2016

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  360-725-6000  TTY 360-664-3631
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