Schools have a lot of jobs. In addition to education, schools are tasked with helping children, young people, and families navigate challenges in their lives and connect to the resources they need to succeed. That’s why schools and the organizations that support them are critical partners in accomplishing Best Starts for Kids’ vision. On Tuesday,…
Save the Date! The Best Starts Developmental Screening and Referral Pilot Projects RFP will open next Thursday, May 31, 2018. Is this funding opportunity the right fit for you? Read on to learn more about Developmental Screenings and Referrals.
For those interested in applying to the Vroom Community Connectors RFP, the recorded webinar is now available for viewing here.
For those interested in applying to the Parent/Caregiver Education and Support RFP, you may now view the recorded webinar here.
Request for Qualifications open through May 31 for consultants to co-design process leading to systems and policy agenda Communities of Opportunity is seeking a consultant to facilitate a co-design process to develop a Systems and Policy Agenda with community organizations. The agenda will be informed by the current cohort of 27 grantees and will create…
The RFP for Vroom Community Connectors is now open. Applications are due July 3. This Vroom Community Connectors RFP is a pilot project that will inform Best Starts for Kids in moving forward with additional opportunities. Best Starts will contract with Somali and Latino/Latina/LatinX community-based organizations. As we build community engagement for our Help Me Grow framework, we will use Vroom to engage with families and learn together. Vroom is a nationwide initiative that empowers parents and caregivers to play a proactive role in their children’s early brain development. As part of Best Starts, King County is using the Help Me Grow national framework to inform the development of a coordinated system to get families the information they need and to coordinate all available services within King County.
“Loud at the Library” are collaborative events that take place at multiple libraries to foster community for moms and babies. A partnership between Nurse-Family Partnership, Vroom, Public Health–Seattle & King County, and Seattle Public Library, Loud at the Library events counter library stereotypes in fun, creative ways. Learn more and how it connects to Best Starts for Kids.
We’re thrilled to announce that beginning this fall, middle school students in over 40 King County schools will have more access to mental health screening and services at their school. Best Starts for Kids will invest $12.6 million over three years to expand Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Services (SBIRT), a school-based tool to promote mental health and prevent substance use for middle school students.
The request for proposals to fund Parent/Caregiver Education and Support services is now open. This RFP for Parent/Caregiver Education and Support, is one of five Community-Based Parenting and Peer Supports RFPs that Best Starts is releasing to partner with community-based organizations to promote positive and healthy outcomes for young children and to support parents and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers. Applications are due June 14.
We are excited to announce our awarded community partners for Child Care Health Consultation (CCHC) funding! Read on to learn who the recipients are for both Systems Development and Service Delivery for Child Care Health Consultation.
For those interested in applying to the Evaluation Strategies RFP but were unable to join us for our live webinar, you can view the recorded webinar here.