Category: News Releases

  With a new investment in research-based and promising practice home visiting programs, Washington state is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the field. The Home Visiting Services Account, overseen by the Department of Early Learning and administered by Thrive, is awarding $711,800 to five home visiting programs.   The funding enables the programs to serve[…..]

  $1.45 million in public-private funds awarded to 10 home visiting programs throughout state   SEATTLE — The families of more than 300 babies in some of the state’s most at-risk communities will now get the support they need to give their children a great start in life thanks to a recent round of awards[…..]

  SEATTLE — Mary Egan, senior vice president of Global Strategy at Starbucks, has been named to the Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors. Thrive is the state’s non‐profit public‐private partnership for early learning.   Egan holds a MBA from Columbia University and a master’s degree in education from Bank Street Graduate School of[…..]

  SEATTLE — Parenting is a tough job that comes with no manual. But a new statewide education and awareness campaign aims to help make parenting a little easier by encouraging parents to focus on three actions that will give their child a great start in life: “Love. Talk. Play.”   Targeting parents with children[…..]

  “Tiny Tot Rock…and More” event launches new “Love. Talk. Play.” campaign for parents of children birth to three years old.   Spokane, WA — Parenting is a tough job that comes with no manual. But a new statewide education and awareness campaign aims to help make parenting a little easier by encouraging parents to[…..]

  SEATTLE — Sen. Steve Litzow, ranking minority member of the state Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee, has been named to the Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors. Thrive is the state’s non-profit public-private partnership for early learning.   Key work for Thrive includes: working closely with the state Department of Early[…..]

  Four Programs Share $355,000 to Support Families with Young Children   SEATTLE — Some of Washington’s most vulnerable and at-risk families with young children will receive extra one-on-one support thanks to $355,000 in grants from the state’s new Home Visiting Services Account. Four programs that serve families in five counties will share the funds.[…..]

  Funds to support parent outreach and connecting local work to statewide early learning plan   SEATTLE &mdash In an effort to help local communities strengthen their efforts on behalf of children birth to age 3, Thrive by Five Washington has awarded Community Momentum grants to 10 early learning coalitions totaling $177,324. Another $23,000 will[…..]

  SEATTLE &mdash During its annual meeting today, Thrive by Five Washington welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors. Thrive is the state’s non-profit public-private partnership for early learning.   Named to the board were Valorie Johnson, program director, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Dr. David Sanders, executive vice president, Casey Family Programs; Katie Simmons,[…..]

  Whitworth University president among four to join state’s public-private partnership for early learning   SEATTLE — At its quarterly meeting today, the Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors elected four new members. Thrive by Five Washington is the state’s non-profit public-private partnership for early learning.   Elected to the Thrive board were Beck[…..]