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Foster Care

Foster Care Education Program

Improving the Educational Outcomes of Children and Youth in Foster Care...

Schools, child welfare agencies, communities, and families must work together to provide the equitable opportunities, specialized services, and useful supports that are essential for students in foster care to be successful in school and in life.

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 Education 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.

OSPI Foster Care Education Program

For more information about Elma's Foster Care Services, contact your school counselor or the District Foster Care Liaison, Wendy Beldin at (360) 482-3121 or email at