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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[…..]

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[…..]

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[…..]

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[…..]

The White House, in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services and Invest in US, hosted a symposium last week to highlight the importance of promoting active science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning for our youngest children. Sam Whiting, Thrive president and CEO, attended the event along with hundreds[…..]

A renewed and expanded partnership between state agencies and home visiting programs will increase services to families receiving TANF funds. SEATTLE – Increased funds will expand a home visiting pilot program established last year, providing about 350 families who receive state assistance access to home-based support that is proven to help children develop healthier and[…..]

  This is a summary of the “Love. Talk. Play.” materials that are available for coalitions to request. Please send this order form to Holly when you need to order materials.   Materials available   Foldout activity poster   Available in Chinese, English, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. This is the piece that goes in[…..]

  Just as young learners observe and experiment, we in the developmental early learning system are trying new things to better support families in preparing children for success in school and in life.   That brings us to a milestone in Thrive Washington’s efforts to stimulate, incubate and scale innovative ideas in Science, Technology, Engineering[…..]

  “Family, Friend and Neighbor care is a new name for the most ancient and widely practiced form of child care.” — Betty Emarita, Development and Training Resources, Minnesota   You could hear a pin drop in the hotel conference room. No one was glancing at her phone or shuffling his papers. All eyes were[…..]

  For a social services organization, it takes courage to ask the tough questions. What is working for families? When and where do they want to connect? Who do they trust to deliver important information?   “Asking families what they want can be scary,” said Renee Slaven, program manager for the Parents as Teachers home[…..]