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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Molly O’Connor, Director of Communications, 206.769.8277, molly@ThriveWA.org   OLYMPIA, WA – This session, state legislators are poised to make one of their biggest investments ever in our state’s youngest children and their families. The bipartisan Early Start Act (HB 1491/SB 5452) will create more high-quality child care in our[…..]

Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. to help Department of Early Learning and Thrive Washington determine if private investors could play a key role in expanding home visiting services for young children and their families   (OLYMPIA, WA) – The Washington state Department of Early Learning (DEL) and Thrive Washington (Thrive) will spend the next year[…..]

Federal grant continues home visiting services statewide   Thanks to a $11.5 million federal grant, pregnant women and parents with young children living in some of Washington state’s highest needs communities will continue to get the home visiting services that are proven to curb abuse and neglect and give children and families a great start.[…..]

  The last month or so has been chock-full of opportunities for me to spread the good word about the importance of early learning and Thrive’s work. We’re so fortunate to live in Washington state, which is a national leader in this work as the result of the extraordinary vision and tireless efforts of so[…..]

  “Let’s explore this book.” “Imagine something and draw on this paper.” “I love to sing our favorite songs together.”   We encourage our children in these activities because we want to build their confidence and creativity, their interest in reading and the arts, and above all, a lifelong love of learning. At Thrive, we[…..]

  Recently we held our 2014 Leadership Luncheon with 550 people, raising excitement around early learning in Washington state — and more than $247,000 to help us keep doing great work to support our state’s youngest children and their families.   Our favorite Tweet during the luncheon: I’ve been to my share of luncheons and[…..]

  By Jill Johnson Early Learning Project Coordinator & Communications Specialist Community-Minded Enterprises   A great day of filming, getting footage of kids ages 2 to 6 and their moms for an upcoming Success by Six public service announcement that will air on KHQ, the NBC station based in Spokane.     The PSA highlights[…..]

  Four home visiting programs are receiving funding that is helping keep their doors open and allowing them to serve more families. The Home Visiting Services Account has awarded more than $240,000 to help the programs serve families with voluntary, home-based support from trained professionals.   Learn more about home visiting in Washington   Two[…..]

The statewide Early Learning Regional Coalitions have been working to build the connections that make up a high-quality early learning system and to lift up communities’ voices to statewide agencies and policymakers.   Now in their fourth year of funding from Thrive by Five Washington, the regional coalitions continue that important work while also going[…..]

SEATTLE – Thrive by Five Washington is pleased to announce that Washington state First Lady Trudi Inslee has joined the organization’s board of directors   “As a mother and grandmother, I know how important it is to take full advantage of those critical early years, so that every child has what he or she needs[…..]