Year: 2008

Read the newsletter. Reporters statewide gather to learn more about early learning Thrive Demonstration Communities to field test state’s suspended quality rating and improvement system Governor and state legislature receive report and recommendations for kindergarten readiness assessment process Teens learn about early learning while filming family event

Read the newsletter. Thrive launches new Web site New Thrive publication now available K-12 system doing more to help close achievement gap with high-quality early learning

  King County early learning leader to head statewide public-private partnership   SEATTLE &mdash Nina Auerbach, founding CEO of King County’s Child Care Resources, has been named president and CEO of Thrive by Five Washington. She will start in early November.   Established in 2006, Thrive by Five Washington is a public-private partnership working to[…..]

Read the newsletter. Meet Thrive’s new CEO, Nina Auerbach. Educare Learning Center at Greenbridge Breaks Ground. Department of Early Learning officially launched Washington state’s field test of a quality rating and improvement system, called Seeds to Success.

  SEATTLE — Dr. Graciela Italiano Thomas, President and CEO of Thrive by Five Washington, announced today her plans to leave the organization at the end of the month.   Established in 2006, Thrive by Five Washington is a public-private partnership championing positive early learning opportunities for every child, from birth to age five, so[…..]

Read the newsletter. Thrive’s Culture of Literacy Taskforce meets with national experts to talk about the latest early literacy research and program trends. America’s Edge benefit luncheon, hosted by United Ways of Washington, focused on sustaining America’s competitive edge through quality education – starting with quality early learning for all children. The National Governors’ Association[…..]

Read the newsletter. Born Learning Washington’s Nurturing Children’s Creativity campaign shows the power of play and artistic expression in children’s learning New Zealand model of early childhood assessment one of many being considered by Washington’s early learning community Economist Rob Grunewald on assessing the huge returns on investing in early childhood development programs At the[…..]

  Ready by Five Kicks Off with $5 Million for Expanded Early Learning Services and Planning Capital from Gates Foundation and Thrive by Five Washington   YAKIMA — Thrive by Five Washington and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today $5 million for the first round of funding for Ready by Five, a community[…..]

Read the newsletter. Thrive by Five Washington and the Gates Foundation announce $5 million in initial funding for Ready by Five – a community partnership that will significantly expand early learning services in east Yakima Seeds of Compassion was an unprecedented community-focused event in Seattle, highlighting the vision, programs and science of early learning. Four[…..]

  OLYMPIA &mdash Leaders of the Washington State Department of Early Learning (DEL), Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Thrive by Five Washington today affirmed their partnership in improving early learning opportunities for all Washington children, and helping them find success in school and in life.   The Early Learning Partnership builds upon[…..]