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Birth to Thrive Blog

  • Advocacy Made Easy

    • February 13th, 2015
    • Author: Rivka Burstein-Stern
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      Is the first thing on your to-do list every week to track the latest early learning legislative information and email your legislators at key points so they understand the implications of their policy decisions for your local community? Yes? Then this blog isn’t for you.   For everyone else, we know that advocacy is […]

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  • Community Momentum: Announcing $875,000 to Early Learning Coalitions Statewide

    • February 13th, 2015
    • Author: Dan Torres
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      At age 5, our state’s Community Momentum work has reached an important milestone. Just like a kindergartner, we have grown and developed so quickly. And just like a kindergartner, we see some key learnings and connections in place, but we’ll need to continue to rely on others’ support and partnership to help us achieve […]

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  • Seattle-Area Project Tackles Rising Suburban Poverty and the Early Education Deficit

    • February 11th, 2015
    • Author: Paul Nyhan
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      One of the most interesting education projects in the nation is in Seattle’s backyard, and The Road Map Project’s latest report presents a stark picture of the need for high-quality child care and preschool among the region’s struggling families.   In South King County, only about a quarter of low-income children are enrolled in […]

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  • Early Start Bill Passes Out of House Committee with Amendments

    • February 6th, 2015
    • Author: Rivka Burstein-Stern
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      It was another busy week in Olympia! Here are some key updates and takeaways.   Early Start update and amendments   The Early Start Bill passed out of the House Early Learning and Human Services Committee. Reps. Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake), Jessyn Farrell (D-Seattle), Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee), Ruth Kagi (D-Shoreline), Lillian Ortiz-Self (D-Mukilteo), […]

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