Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Youth Development Manager (Program Manager III). This position will provide project management to Best Starts for Kids implementation and lead the program development and implementation for the youth development strategies. Activities include executing grants and RFP cycles for youth development while building partnerships with grantees; building external and internal…
United Way King County administers Best Starts funding to support and expand the Parent-Child Home Program across King County. Here are two stories on the impact culturally relevant home visitors have had on two families.
We are thrilled to welcome Kimberly Walker to the Best Starts for Kids team as our 5-24 Policy and Program Manager, and to congratulate Megan McJennett and Marcy Miller on their new roles on our team. Meet Kimberly and learn more about changes on our team below!
Last year we had multiple funding opportunities for workforce development. These opportunities included the Prenatal to Five Workforce Collaborative RFP and the Training Provider and Systems Coordinator RFQ. We are excited to introduce you to our awardees and where we are now!
Best Starts is trying something new for King County. We are piloting a Language Community Liaison Project. The Language Community Liaisons help Best Starts strengthen connections to specific language communities, many of whom have been historically underserved or underrepresented in King County. Embracing a relationship focused approach, the liaisons act as a bridge between their communities and the County. Learn more!
As families begin to look for summer programs and sign their kids up, we asked our partner Seattle Children’s PlayGarden to share a few simple tips for making enrollment inclusive for families that include a child with a disability.
Congratulations to the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (WCAAP) for their Best Starts for Kids Adolescent Immunization Partnership award! They will receive up to $440,000 over two years. Read on to learn more about an Immunization Improvement Partnership.
King County is now an official Help Me Grow member! Why is this exciting? Help Me Grow is a national model. Now that King County is an approved member, we can move forward working with communities and families to build Help Me Grow in King County so that families can access the support they need, when, how and where they need it. When communities, families and caregivers build Help Me Grow, they can make it work best for them. Read on to meet the people behind Help Me Grow and learn more.
Best Starts for Kids would like to evaluate the Technical Assistance that is offered to applicants to help prepare proposals for Best Starts funding. Read on to find the survey link and be entered to win a raffle for one of three $50 gift cards.
This month we saw youth from across our Best Starts for Kids community coming together to celebrate Black History Month and raise their voices to be heard over the politics of adults. Check out these photo galleries for highlights from a few of our partners’ Black History Month celebrations.