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Midpoint Report Released on State’s 10-Year Early Learning Plan

All children deserve the best start in life and school possible — and we all benefit when they get it. They’re healthier, more successful in school and more engaged and productive in society and life. Five years ago, Washington released a 10-Year Early Learning Plan to help us build a high-quality early learning system that[…..]

Free STEM Kits for Eastern Washington Providers and Families — And an Online Version, Too

  By Jill Johnson Community-Minded Enterprises   A year in the making and worth every minute, the Spokane County Library District‘s STEM Kits are here! Almost.   Wednesday, Oct. 21, volunteers assembled the STEM kits, some 300 in all. The kits were made possible by a grant from Thrive Washington.   The official name of[…..]

Preschool Program Quality is Key to Sustaining Gains Later

Last week, Tennessee released a less-than-glowing report of its state-funded pre-K program for children from low-income families. The multi-year study found that children started off school strong, but by kindergarten weren’t much different than their peers who didn’t attend the program. Nothing changed by third grade.   Other states are studying their own programs and[…..]

Moving On: A Look Back at Early Learning’s Success in Washington and Across the Nation

Washington state’s work in early learning during the last decade has been an incredible story, defined by its success building high-quality systems of child care and preschool and its emergence as a national leader in early education. I have been lucky to cover this story for Thrive Washington, the breakthroughs in research and practices, impressive[…..]

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