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ICYMI: STEM and Family Engagement in Early Learning

Offering respect and empathy. Don’t be afraid to try and fail. Make your plans to fit with families’ demanding schedules.   These are among the insights shared by our partners from La Casa Hogar in Yakima and the Spokane County Library District at a webinar this week. Both organizations have received grants from Thrive Washington[…..]

Talking Early Learning with Conservative Think Tank American Enterprise Institute

Family-focused. Building a true birth-to-five system. Intentional investments. I’ve used these phrases many times in my four years at Thrive Washington, and it’s great when I get to hear them used throughout the country, especially in wildly different settings. Recently, it happened at a meeting I attended that was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute[…..]

Dallas-Area Early Learning Leader Named New President & CEO of Thrive Washington

Thrive Washington’s Board of Directors announced today that Alan Cohen will lead the state’s public-private partnership for early learning. Cohen starts Nov. 7. In his three years as assistant superintendent of Early Childhood Education for the Dallas Independent School District, Cohen built a state and national reputation for himself as an early learning leader by[…..]

State Preschool Program Ranked and Looking to Expand

The National Institute for Early Education Research recently released its annual State of Preschool Yearbook. For 2015, Washington’s state-funded preschool ranked 32nd. Here is what’s behind that rating: Washington met nine out of 10 quality standard benchmarks. We received high marks in dual language learner policies and were one of 14 states that can report[…..]