Note: This blog has been updated to reflect the new initial application deadline of May 22, 2023, at 5 pm.
We are excited to share that through a partnership between Best Starts and WestEd the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Facilitators and Consultants request for qualifications (RFQ) is now open! Initial applications are due on May 22, 2023 at 5pm to be considered as part of the initial submissions. Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the year and considered as additional opportunities arise.
Click here to view the full funding opportunity details and apply.
About this opportunity:
Do you have a passion for sharing knowledge regarding developmental delays or disabilities impacting infants and toddlers while holding racial equity, disability justice, and family centered practices as the foundation for learning opportunities?
Best Starts is working with WestEd to build up equitable systems of care, so babies, children, and families thrive in their communities. We are deepening supports for providers by providing learning opportunities in ways that can transform systems and practices for our youngest children, such as:
- An introductory ESIT Course
- Communities of Practice
- Workshops tailored to ESIT Service Providers
- Agency-specific technical assistance for new or continuing ESIT programs
Learn more about our ESIT strategy by reading our one-pager.
Professionals, trainers, consultants, community educators, technical assistance providers, and ESIT providers who have a passion for sharing knowledge regarding developmental delays or disabilities impacting infants and toddlers, holding racial equity, disability justice, and family centered practices as the foundation for learning opportunities, facilitating multidisciplinary spaces, and engaging in deep learning with others in the birth to three field to provide virtual and in person learning opportunities to strengthen ESIT providers and community partners in King County are encouraged to apply.
We strongly encourage anyone interested in applying to attend the information session to learn more:
- May 1, 2023, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm, Pacific Time
To sign-up for the information session and receive the Zoom link, please email email@example.com.
Click here to learn more about this funding opportunity.
|RFQ Issued||April 5, 2023|
|Last day to Submit Questions||April 28, 2023|
|Information Session||May 1, 2023, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm|
|Initial Applications Due*||May 22, 2023|
|Initial RFQ Notification of Qualification||May 2023|
|Commence Work||As training/facilitation needs arise|
* Rolling applications are accepted and reviews will take place as needs are identified.
Do you have any questions?
Written questions or comments regarding this RFQ must be in writing and received no later than April 28, 2023. Questions should be emailed to Diana de la Lanza at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions will be responded to via email.
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2. Watch our latest recorded info sessions
If you were unable to make it to the info session for an open funding opportunity, check out the recordings and slideshows here.
3. Keep an eye out for our next open house!
Keep an eye out for our next Best Starts virtual open house! View the recordings from the latest open house on March 1, 2023.