Category: News Releases

Thrive Washington is pleased to announce that five new community leaders have joined the organization’s board of directors. Sally Brownfield, Education Specialist, Squaxin Island Tribe. Sally has 35 five years of successful leadership and education experience in Washington state schools and organizations. She has taught in public and tribal schools, community colleges and universities. George[…..]

TACOMA, WA — Today, five state agencies reestablished their commitment to work together to make sure every child from birth to third grade gets the best start in life possible.   In front of more than 1,000 early learning professionals and K-3 teachers, the Department of Early Learning (DEL), the Department of Health (DOH), the[…..]

Right now, we should all be proud Washingtonians!   The Early Start Act (House Bill 1491) is now on the governor’s desk, having passed the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support, and the next biennial budget includes $158M more for early learning. As important as this historic investment in early learning is, we would[…..]

  State agencies, communities and key programs partner to better serve families receiving federal TANF funds   About 175 families receiving federal assistance will now have access to the high-quality home visiting programs that have the power to give their children a better start and change the future for their whole family.   It’s part[…..]

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Molly O’Connor, Director of Communications, 206.769.8277, molly@ThriveWA.org   OLYMPIA, WA – This session, state legislators are poised to make one of their biggest investments ever in our state’s youngest children and their families. The bipartisan Early Start Act (HB 1491/SB 5452) will create more high-quality child care in our[…..]

Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. to help Department of Early Learning and Thrive Washington determine if private investors could play a key role in expanding home visiting services for young children and their families   (OLYMPIA, WA) – The Washington state Department of Early Learning (DEL) and Thrive Washington (Thrive) will spend the next year[…..]

  Today, we are officially and proudly Thrive Washington.   As many of you know, a little more than a year ago, Thrive by Five Washington and the Foundation for Early Learning merged. Shortly thereafter, I started as CEO.   All of this change offered a tremendous opportunity to make sure everything we do at[…..]

Federal grant continues home visiting services statewide   Thanks to a $11.5 million federal grant, pregnant women and parents with young children living in some of Washington state’s highest needs communities will continue to get the home visiting services that are proven to curb abuse and neglect and give children and families a great start.[…..]

  “Let’s explore this book.” “Imagine something and draw on this paper.” “I love to sing our favorite songs together.”   We encourage our children in these activities because we want to build their confidence and creativity, their interest in reading and the arts, and above all, a lifelong love of learning. At Thrive, we[…..]

SEATTLE – Thrive by Five Washington is pleased to announce that Washington state First Lady Trudi Inslee has joined the organization’s board of directors   “As a mother and grandmother, I know how important it is to take full advantage of those critical early years, so that every child has what he or she needs[…..]