ANALYSIS — Early Math System and Resource Analysis: Key Insights and Recommendations from the Field — Nov. 2018
- The Early Math System and Resource Analysis was produced by Thrive Washington in partnership with the state Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) and Washington STEM. Funding for this project was provided by The Boeing Company. The analysis was designed to identify key people, activities, and resources supporting early math learning for both children and adults in Washington. The analysis had two primary objectives: 1. Increase stakeholder awareness of key strengths and opportunities that exist in the state, and 2. Generate recommendations to the field about how to prioritize efforts in the future.
PILOT — Early Math Pilot Project — 2018
- Begun in November 2016 with funding from The Boeing Company, the Early Math Pilot was a collaboration between Thrive Washington, Zeno and Child Care Resources aimed at increasing equitable access to high-quality learning experiences by incorporating Zeno math games into Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups. ORS Impact evaluated the pilot.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY — Early Achievers & ECEAP Standards Alignment Community Meetings — July 2018
- In 2017, the Department of Early Learning, in collaboration with Thrive, the Early Learning Regional Coalitions and other community partners, organized three rounds of community feedback meetings across the state to talk about potential revisions to the Early Achievers and Early Childhood and Education Assistance Program (ECEAP)standards. This executive summary reviews the overall community engagement process, highlights key findings and discusses recommendations and next steps.
- Thrive Washington and 3SI recently worked together to develop a data report on the slots and classroom space needed to expand the state’s Early Childhood and Education Assistance Program (ECEAP) and federally funded Head Start (HS).
SNAPSHOT — 2016 Workforce Survey Results — Sept. 2016
- This survey was designed and run collaboratively by Thrive Washington, the Department of Early Learning and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The results represent responses from more than 650 program leads in charge of hiring, including child care centers, family home child care, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program and Head Start. Responses were collected in April and May of 2016 from almost every Washington county.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY — Exploring Pay for Success to Support Home Visiting — April 2016
- In April 2016, Washington state completed a feasibility study to determine if a Pay for Success funding or contracting model could significantly expand, strengthen and scale proven home visiting programs statewide. The Department of Early Learning and Thrive conducted the feasibility study with the help of Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. and the Institute for Child Success. The study was done in collaboration with representatives from home visiting programs, philanthropic organizations, nonprofits and business, as well as elected and government officials.