Now accepting applications: Early Support for Infants and Toddlers RFQ Due Sept 17

Best Starts for Kids and King County’s Developmental Disabilities & Early Childhood Supports Division are seeking new, qualified organizations to provide Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) services as a: Full-Service Provider; Deaf/Hard of Hearing Provider; or Infant Mental Health Provider. King County’s contracted ESIT Providers access funding monthly on a per-child-served basis from…

Communities of Opportunity invites proposals for systems and policy change to advance racial equity

Communities of Opportunity is pleased to announce a new round of funding to advance racial equity through systems and policy change efforts. Systems and policy change grants support community-led and community-engaged organizations that are working to change public policy, institutional practices or other systems in order to decrease or prevent  inequity in King County, centering communities…

Nurses, Libraries and Early Learning Bring Fun and Resources to Families

This week is the 20th anniversary of Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) at Public Health – Seattle & King County! To celebrate our nurses and their wonderful work, we are highlighting a fun collaboration between NFP, Vroom and the Seattle Public Library called Loud at the Library. Best Starts for Kids funds both Nurse Family Partnership and Vroom at Public Health – Seattle & King County.

Announcing new Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline awards

We are proud to announce new awards to create opportunities and provide community-based resources that help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline and expand pathways from school to life success for young people who face systemic and institutional racism within our criminal legal system, schools, and communities. The combined $4.48 million in funding will expand supports that…

Celebrating Developmental Milestones with Families

Children reach developmental milestones in their own way and at their own pace. Best Starts for Kids supports programs that ensure children receive the support they need along the way, so that all families are able to celebrate milestones with their kids. Meet three children and their families who have been supported by partners in our Early Support for Infants and Toddlers work.

Connecting communities to careers

Communities of Opportunity (COO) aims to bring attention to the systematic barriers that can impact people of color from accessing the support and resources they need to thrive economically. Last month COO, King County Veterans Program (KCVP), King County Jobs Initiative (KCJI), and Career Connections brought together job seekers and employers to share and learn…

We’re hiring! Peer Connector

The Department of Community and Human Services is hiring a Peer Connector responsible for outreach efforts that connect youth and young adults with re-engagement programs throughout King County. Peer Connectors serve as a bridge between youth and the programs, services, and pathways designed to reconnect them to education and employment. The Peer Connectors act as…