Save the Date! Upcoming Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Funding Opportunity

Save the Date! The Best Starts Kaleidoscope Play & Learn RFP will open next Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Is this funding opportunity the right fit for you? A nationally recognized program, Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups are weekly 90+ minute play groups for young children, parents and other caregivers including family, friends and neighbors. Read on to learn more about Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups. 

Now accepting applications for Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices – Due April 9

The request for proposals to fund trauma-informed and restorative practices (TIRP) in the school environment is now available here. Best Starts for Kids’ trauma-informed and restorative practices work is grounded in the belief that all children and young people can thrive in environments where communities’ cultures are respected and nurtured. This funding opportunity will support innovative…

We’re hiring! Performance Measurement Evaluator

Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Performance Measurement Evaluator to support our data and evaluation team to design and implement program performance measurement strategies and ensure high quality data collection. This position will coordinate with contract monitors, program staff, and community partners to evaluate Best Starts for Kids programs and track progress toward our…

Communities of Opportunity announces partnership with 27 nonprofits to improve health, social, racial, and economic equity

Communities of Opportunity (COO) announced more than $2.5 million in investments to create and sustain policies and systems that promote equity and create a more vibrant King County.  Twenty-seven non-profits will bring together fifty different organizations to strengthen community connections, economic opportunity, health outcomes and housing for low-income and communities of color in King County.…

Expanding services at school-based health centers to meet student needs

Best Starts for Kids is partnering to expand services at 15 existing school-based health centers to meet emerging needs for mental health care, substance use prevention, and health care services. We’re thrilled to announce new awards to 7 community-based service providers to make medical staff more available to students, coordinate care with school staff and parents, and add needed services like substance use screening and treatment.