Thurston Early Childhood Coalition

Advancing the success of all children in Thurston County through age 8

Right from the Start

Love. Talk. Play. Event in Rochester May 2, 2012

Love. Talk. Play. Event in Rochester



Helping more children start school with the skills and confidence they need to be successful learners.


Right from the Start is an early learning resource center located inside Rochester Primary School in support of parents as their child’s first and best teacher. Please visit their web site for information.

Right from the Start was launched as a partnership between TECC and the United Way of Thurston County.  It is designed to help parents and schools address the declining number of local children who are starting Kindergarten ready to learn.

Coordinators work with school officials, Kindergarten teachers and parents to build bridges for children and their parents between early learning and the school environment.  The first year, Right from the Start was a pilot program engaging parents, early childhood educators, caregivers, and teachers in the success of our youngest students.