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  State agencies, communities and key programs partner to better serve families receiving federal TANF funds   About 175 families receiving federal assistance will now have access to the high-quality home visiting programs that have the power to give their children a better start and change the future for their whole family.   It’s part[…..]

  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[…..]

  Today, we are officially and proudly Thrive Washington.   As many of you know, a little more than a year ago, Thrive by Five Washington and the Foundation for Early Learning merged. Shortly thereafter, I started as CEO.   All of this change offered a tremendous opportunity to make sure everything we do at[…..]

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.[…..]

  “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[…..]

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[…..]

  Thrive by Five Washington’s Board of Directors announced today that Sam Whiting will lead the state’s public-private partnership for early learning, ushering in a new era for the organization, which completed a merger with the Foundation for Early Learning last week. Whiting starts Jan. 31.   Whiting is currently a Community Investor for Education[…..]

  The merger of Thrive by Five Washington and the Foundation for Early Learning is complete!   Today, we become one. And we are confident that this union of two of the state’s key early learning organizations will better serve Washington’s youngest children and their families.   Together, we will create a single, highly competent,[…..]

SEATTLE – State Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane), a member of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, has been named to the Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors. Seattle-based Thrive is the state’s leading public-private partnership for early learning.   Billig, a first-term senator, made a name for himself during the 2013 legislative[…..]