Category: News Releases

  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[…..]

  On Saturday, March 27, there will be a grand opening of the Educare Early Learning Center and a celebration of the years of collaborative planning and the public private partnership that brought this innovative and nationally recognized program to the White Center community. The event will include a ceremony to recognize key partners and[…..]

  SEATTLE — At its January meeting, the Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors welcomed three new members. Thrive is the state’s non-profit public-private partnership for early learning.   Named to the board were state Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe, chair of the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee; Anson Fatland, senior program officer at The[…..]

  Two communities supported by Thrive by Five Washington and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation receive an additional $8 million in funding   SEATTLE — Thrive by Five Washington and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced $8 million in new, joint funding to support two community partnerships that were launched last year[…..]

  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[…..]

  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[…..]

  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[…..]

  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[…..]

  White Center Early Learning Initiative Kicks Off with $11.7 Million in Funding for Services and Capital   SEATTLE — A first-of-its-kind community partnership will significantly expand early learning opportunities to children from birth to 5 in the south King County neighborhood of White Center. Funded by two grants—$4.7 million from Thrive by Five Washington[…..]