While the state legislature was locked in a battle over K-12 education funding, the Early Start Act was passed with bi-partisan support. It represents the largest investment in early learning in state history and could play a major role in improving academic success and closing the achievement gap.

In this edition of Northwest Now, we learn more about the Early Start Act, explore how your children can benefit, and discover how the Act’s accountability and measuring tools can help parents make the best decision on finding learning-focused child care. 

Northwest Now is a weekly public affairs program that airs Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. on KBTC.

Use the list below to find us on TV. You can also watch past episodes and learn more about our show on our website.


KBTC 28.1, 28.2, 28.3 digital channels, (including K41KT-D Grays River-Lebam and K24IC-D, Bellingham and Channel 16 Digital, Seattle)

KCKA 15.1, 15.2, 15.3 digital channels


Comcast channel 108 (HD, most areas in Western Washington)

Comcast channel 12 (most areas – in Tacoma, Comcast channel 3)

Click! (Tacoma) channel 3 Rainier Connect channel 10

Broadstripe channel 28 (varies by area)

Verizon FiOS channel 28
Frontier Cable: 528 (HD), 28 (SD), and 474 (MHz Worldview)


Dish channel 28 (may appear as 8620)

DirecTV channel 28 (may appear as 970)