For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and connection to services in King County. We are so excited to now share back what we heard in a week long series. Whether you are simply curious to know what developmental screening is or contributed to our information gathering, we want to share our findings with you in a transparent way to help lay the groundwork for our way forward. Today we kick off the series by looking at our strength-based approach.
Over the past 8 months, over 5,750 parents and caregivers have taken the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey. Thank you to all who contributed by taking the survey or helping us spread the word. Here is what is next.
Meet Auntie Lena and Possum. They are the stars of our own local, early learning television show called Look, Listen and Learn (LLL). Best Starts for Kids is very excited to support Look, Listen and Learn as part of our Innovation strategy. Learn more about their amazing and fun work!
Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Project Program Manager III to manage our Community Based Parenting Supports Strategy.
Woodland Park Zoo staff reached out Best Starts for Kids and Vroom staff to collaborate on a learning event for Latinx families. Learn how this partnership resulted in fun bilingual story time and hands on learning!
Best Starts has created a Home-Based Services Locations Map. You can now see where Best Starts supported home-based services are located throughout King County and can search by program type and the languages that the home-based service is available in.
South End Stories engages students, teachers, and families in conversations about identity, history, and the healing power of art.
Communities of Opportunity (COO) is seeking proposals from organizations to address the barriers small businesses in our community are facing due to rapid economic growth in our region. The Commercial Affordability Pilot program will develop models and tools for small businesses with a specific focus on areas of King County that are part of COO…
For those interested in the ESIT RFQ, but unable to join the live webinar or attend an information session, the webinar recording is now available. Click here to view the request for proposals and apply on ZoomGrants.
Walk Away City Collaborative’s program Middle School University introduces young people to professionals in fields such as photography, videography, environmental science, and music production.
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…