We are very excited to announce 24 awardees to expand or establish new Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups across King County. With a total investment of $1.7 million over three years, these awards to community-based organizations will support play groups that promote positive and healthy outcomes for young children and support parents and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers.
Interested to know where Best Starts is making investments? Curious how we may be impacting your local community? Check out our new awards database! Across King County, our partners are already making a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families. With so much of Best Starts funding awarded, and several funding opportunities on the way, we wanted to make it easy to see Best Starts for Kids awards all in one place. Check out our new awards database to view awards made and search for Best Starts partners.
We’re thrilled to announce that beginning this fall, middle school students in over 40 King County schools will have more access to mental health screening and services at their school. Best Starts for Kids will invest $12.6 million over three years to expand Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Services (SBIRT), a school-based tool to promote mental health and prevent substance use for middle school students.
We are excited to announce our awarded community partners for Child Care Health Consultation (CCHC) funding! Read on to learn who the recipients are for both Systems Development and Service Delivery for Child Care Health Consultation.
Best Starts for Kids is excited to announce our three community partners who received Basic Needs Resource Brokering Funding. Congratulations to the Tilth Alliance, WestSide Baby and Eastside Baby Corner. In total, Best Starts awarded $961,000 to help meet basic needs in King County. Read on to learn more about the good work Best Starts is supporting through these partnerships!
Communities of Opportunity (COO) is expanding efforts to help neighborhoods and cultural communities build partnerships that contribute to better health, safe and affordable housing, economic opportunity and stronger community connections for residents. COO will provide $3.1 million to six efforts that tap into the collaborative power of residents to improve health and well-being. In King…
Best Starts for Kids today launched new investments to increase community-based supports to link youth and young adults to education, job training, mentoring, and other crucial resources and opportunities, focusing on culturally relevant programs that connect youth to their communities and build a strong sense of self.
Best Starts for Kids, in partnership with School’s Out Washington, today announced new investments to create more opportunities for children and young people to flourish outside of the school day. The new investment will expand access to quality before, after school, weekend, and summer learning and enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students.
We are excited to announce our Parent-Child Home Program awards. The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) supports parents of two and three year olds through educational play that helps caregivers develop their children’s cognitive and social-emotional skills. Read on to meet our funding recipients.