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News Releases

  • STEM in Early Learning Adding Up to Success

      “Let’s explore this book.” “Imagine something and draw on this paper.” “I love to sing our favorite songs together.”   We encourage our children in these activities because we want to build their confidence and creativity, their interest in reading and the arts, and above all, a lifelong love of learning. At Thrive, we […]

  • Washington State First Lady Joins Thrive by Five Washington Board of Directors

    SEATTLE – Thrive by Five Washington is pleased to announce that Washington state First Lady Trudi Inslee has joined the organization’s board of directors   “As a mother and grandmother, I know how important it is to take full advantage of those critical early years, so that every child has what he or she needs […]

  • Whiting Named President & CEO of Thrive

    • January 6th, 2014
    • Author: Molly OConnor
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      Thrive by Five Washington’s Board of Directors announced today that Sam Whiting will lead the state’s public-private partnership for early learning, ushering in a new era for the organization, which completed a merger with the Foundation for Early Learning last week. Whiting starts Jan. 31.   Whiting is currently a Community Investor for Education […]

  • We’ve Merged: Foundation for Early Learning Joins Thrive by Five Washington

    • January 1st, 2014
    • Author: Molly OConnor

      The merger of Thrive by Five Washington and the Foundation for Early Learning is complete!   Today, we become one. And we are confident that this union of two of the state’s key early learning organizations will better serve Washington’s youngest children and their families.   Together, we will create a single, highly competent, […]