Thrive brings together parents, community members, regional stakeholders and state-level decision makers to create equitable and effective ways of supporting young children and their families. We encourage innovative ideas, build key partnerships and provide technical assistance to our state’s home visitors and 10 early learning regional coalitions, with an emphasis on equity and cultural humility.
EARLY LEARNING REGIONAL COALITIONS
Thrive helps organizations and communities connect and strengthen their efforts to reach more children and families. Thrive provides technical assistance to coalitions and coordinates their work together, providing opportunities to share information and strategize collective ways to take action so that all children have a greater opportunity to be successful in school and life.
Home visiting is a powerful investment and a proven strategy for strengthening families. Evidence shows that when families receive home-based support, children are better prepared for school, abuse and neglect are less likely and parent-child bonds are stronger. Washington state has increasingly prioritized home visiting programs to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children and families.
EARLY LEARNING PUBLIC LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP
Thrive coordinates the work of and provides technical assistance to the Early Learning Public Library Partnership by serving as a connector at the statewide and local level to ensure public libraries are full, essential partners in the early learning movement in Washington state.