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…

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.

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.

Requests for Proposals Open for Healthy and Safe Environments – Due April 11

Best Starts for Kids will bring together opportunities led and driven by communities to collectively create healthy and safe environments across King County. The Request for Proposals for healthy and safe environments is now available here. Public Health Seattle King County seeks proposals that focus on impacting the community in which children, youth, young adults and their…

Hiring Two Prenatal-Five Managers to Join Our Team

Best Starts for Kids is excited to continue to build out our prenatal to five team. We are hiring two program positions to work on the implementation of specific investment areas in our prenatal to five work. We are looking for two new managers–one to support the expansion of Home Based Services and one to…

Healthy and Safe Environments RFP Coming Soon

Best Starts for Kids will soon release our next round of requests for proposals. Our focus is healthy and safe environments and seek proposals that align with the following strategies and indicators: Healthy Food/Food Access  Improve school nutrition, improve healthy options in emergency food systems (food banks), develop youth-led efforts and youth-led campaigns to counter advertisement…