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Birth to Thrive Blog

  • Testing Our Ideas: Working with Littlest Learners at the Burke Museum

        By AnnaMaria Paruk, BurkeMobile Manager and Julia Miller, Early Childhood Education Specialist The Burke Museum The Burke Museum is working with the Port Angeles and Royal City communities to bring programming and resources to these areas. As an institution we have developed many onsite programs for our littlest learners but we have yet […]

  • Washington State Legislators Face a Packed Early Ed Agenda, and Budget Questions, in 2015

      When the Washington state Legislature gets back to work in January it will be poised to continue its run of support for early learning. But, the budget landscape is marked by one significant feature: the state Supreme Court’s demand for a substantial down payment on a multi-billion investment in K-12 education.   Heading into […]

  • Exploring the Science All Around Us with Imagine Children’s Museum

        By Jessica Griffin Programs Manager Imagine Children’s Museum   Science is all around us! Even young children can use scientific thinking to explore and learn about their surroundings.   At Imagine, we are partnering with under-resourced child care providers to provide teachers with training and resources about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). […]

  • An Invitation to Play: Water Exploration in Kittitas County

    • November 14th, 2014
    • Author: Thrive
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        By Elizabeth Ketterer Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition   Children timidly approached the sound of laughter and splashing water, without knowing what to expect. Holding tightly to her parent’s hand, a child heard volunteers asking, “Will it sink or float?” As she looked around, everything was just her size. What initially felt overwhelming […]