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Birth to Thrive Blog

  • Washington Awarded $11.5 Million Federal Home Visiting Grant

      Washington state has won another federal grant competition, this time earning an $11.5 million award to continue its nationally recognized home visiting work.   The federal Department of Health and Human Services announced Washington’s award as part of a $386 million set of state grants under the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting […]

  • Washington state awarded $11.5 million to support families with young children

    • February 26th, 2015
    • Author: Molly OConnor
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    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. […]

  • Legislative Update, Plus an Advocacy Opportunity

    • February 20th, 2015
    • Author: Rivka Burstein-Stern
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      The legislative session marches on! Lots of early learning action to report, but first – an advocacy opportunity for one and all.   We are collecting early learning stories to share with legislators. These can be the stories of families, providers, children, community members and more. The only requirement is that they speak to […]

  • New Report: U.S. States Keep Investing More in Public Preschool

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      Federal policymakers are divided, but in U.S. states there is bipartisan support for investing in pre-kindergarten, where pre-k spending has risen for the second consecutive fiscal year, according to a new report.   States boosted state spending on pre-k by $672 million in fiscal 2014-15, building on a 6.9 percent increase the year before, […]