As part of the first phase of our investments in Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices (TIRP) in the school environment, Best Starts awarded nearly 100 organizations in 14 school districts up to $10,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. In the two years since we made those awards, the TIRP village evolved to now include 30 partners doing more intensive work to confront systemic and racial trauma in our schools. As we expand our partnership, it’s important to also look back to our roots to reflect and learn, so we took the time to analyze the final reports submitted by our initial awardees who received up to $10k.
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!
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.
Congratulations to Open Arms Perinatal Services, our awardee for both the Prenatal Support and Breastfeeding Peer Counseling Services funding opportunities!
Congratulations to our Innovation Fund partners! We had a great time at the Science-Based Innovation Training and Workshop delving into the IDEAS Framework. Learn more about the framework and how our partners are using it to design and adapt their programs.
Congratulations to our Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Home-Based Services partners! Learn what they have to say about measuring success and doing things differently in their home visiting programs.
Meet our partners for the Developmental Screening and Referral Pilot Projects funding opportunity!
Part of our mission in Best Starts for Kids is to make the latest research in early learning science and brain development available and accessible to all parents and caregivers in our communities. That’s why we’re integrating Vroom throughout our prenatal to age 5 strategies, from home-visiting to developmental screening.
Congratulations to our recent awardees for Capacity Building for Prenatal to Five Home-Based and Community-Based Services! These partners will provide capacity-building supports to our Home-Based Services and Community-Based Parenting Supports partners.
We’re thrilled to announce nine awardees for the Parenting/Caregiver Education and Support funding opportunity! With a total investment of $1,400,000 over 2.5 years, these awards will support community organizations delivering community centered, relationship-based support through information and services provided to parents of children birth to age 5.