Category: News Releases

  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[…..]

  Thrive by Five Washington’s Board of Directors announced today that Sam Whiting will lead the state’s public-private partnership for early learning, ushering in a new era for the organization, which completed a merger with the Foundation for Early Learning last week. Whiting starts Jan. 31.   Whiting is currently a Community Investor for Education[…..]

  The merger of Thrive by Five Washington and the Foundation for Early Learning is complete!   Today, we become one. And we are confident that this union of two of the state’s key early learning organizations will better serve Washington’s youngest children and their families.   Together, we will create a single, highly competent,[…..]

SEATTLE – State Sen. Andy Billig (D-Spokane), a member of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, has been named to the Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors. Seattle-based Thrive is the state’s leading public-private partnership for early learning.   Billig, a first-term senator, made a name for himself during the 2013 legislative[…..]

SEATTLE – Thrive by Five Washington and the Foundation for Early Learning, two of the state’s key early learning organizations, announce today that they will merge on Jan. 1, 2014, forming a stronger public-private partnership that will better serve Washington’s youngest children and their families.   Thrive by Five Washington has been a leader in[…..]

  The Open Arms Outreach Doulas program has offered strong support in the Somali and Latina communities in Seattle since 2008, and it has now been recognized with national accreditation – the first program of its kind to be so honored.   “The national accreditation validates the community-centered approach to providing services to families,” said[…..]

State’s 10 Early Learning Regional Coalitions receive funds as part of Community Momentum initiative   In its continued efforts to create a coordinated statewide early learning system, Thrive by Five Washington recently awarded more than $850,000 to help regional early learning coalitions implement strategies of the state Early Learning Plan in 2013.   The funds[…..]