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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[…..]

A Final Message from President & CEO Sam Whiting

Today is my last day at Thrive. I’ll sure miss the people and the day-to-day work of early learning, but I leave confident that Thrive is on the right path and excited to watch the many more great things to come for both the organization and the field. When I started on Jan. 31, 2014,[…..]

Bi-Annual All-Cohort Training Offers Home Visitors Skills and Support

On April 14, programs funded through the state’s Home Visiting Services Account came together for a training hosted by Thrive Washington and the Department of Early Learning, in partnership with the Department of Health and the Center for Community Health and Evaluation. This bi-annual training exists to build community within the home visiting system as[…..]

Learn More About the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign

Message from Dr. Candace Kendle, 2016 Leadership Luncheon Keynote Speaker: It was a pleasure to participate in the Thrive Washington 2016 Leadership Luncheon on April 6th and discuss how early childhood experiences influence not only each child’s learning potential but our nation’s future workforce. We need your help to teach all parents and future parents[…..]

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RT @firstfiveyears: 73% of voters support a federal plan to help states and communities improve #ECE. https://t.co/81nXoVod3X https://t.co/…
Thrive supports National #SummerLearningDay because kids deserve high-quality learning opportunities all year long! #KeepKidsLearning
"Kids will lose 2 months of math & reading skills if they are not engaged during summer."- via @SchoolsOutWA #SummerWA #KeepKidsLearning
RT @NatlPAT: ICYMI: A new poll shows divided electorate is united on #homevisiting (via @firstfiveyears) https://t.co/1eFdXMQCD2 https://t.…