Thrive is a state initiative to promote the wellness of young children, ages zero to five, by addressing their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development through the lens of the community systems that support young children and their families. Key goals for Thrive are to (a) develop a comprehensive early childhood Implementation Guide to support state efforts in expanding community-based early childhood systems of care; (b) support the development of early childhood systems in at least three Texas communities; and (c) identify opportunities at the state and local levels to continue to invest and sustain effective early childhood practices.
Resources Available for Download:
Early Childhood Fiscal Map – Early Childhood Funding In Texas: FY 20217 – 2020
This fiscal map presents an analysis of early childhood funding in Texas state agencies.
Early Childhood Infographic – Early Childhood in 2023: The Youngest Texans
This infogram presents demographic information regarding early childhood in Texas and usage of public programs for young children and their families.
These resources are free for use and available for distribution.