Thrive by Five DC

To demonstrate the District’s commitment to maternal health, child health, and early learning and development, Mayor Bowser launched Thrive by Five DC as the District’s first comprehensive childhood health and early learning initiative. In order to grow the initiative beyond its presence as an online resource hub, Mayor Bowser appointed Dr. Faith Gibson Hubbard to serve as the first Executive Director of Thrive by Five DC in April 2019.

Thrive by Five’s mission is to create the best possible start for DC children by connecting families and caregivers with a community of resources, education, and support that all children need to thrive by five.

We believe by working together across the District, we can connect families with the services and programs, resources and support designed to nurture the whole child and prepare them for lifelong success.

In December 2020, Thrive by Five DC’s first annual report was released.

To read the report, visit

For more information about Thrive by Five DC, visit or call 202.727.1750.