Now Accepting Applications for Community-Designed Programs & Practices for Home-Based Services-Due May 21

Best Starts is now accepting applications for community-designed programs and practices for prenatal to five home-based services. Home-Based Services are a type of relationship-based support provided to expecting parents, and parents of children birth to age 5, in the places where they live. This RFP prioritizes community-based expertise—such as experience, knowledge, and local client data—and seeks to invest in prenatal-to-5 home-based services that are specifically designed for a focus community. Applications are due May 21.

Open RFP: Capacity-Building for Prenatal to Five Home-Based & Community-Based Services due April 24

Best Starts for Kids is seeking proposals from individual organizations, or collaborations among organizations, to provide capacity-building supports to service providers that are, or will be, funded by Best Starts to provide the following services to young children and their families across King County: Home-Based Services and Community-Based Services. Applications are due April 24.

Open Funding Opportunity: Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Due April 12

The request for proposals to fund Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups is now open! In partnership with Child Care Resources, this funding opportunity is one of three Community-Based Parenting and Peer Supports RFPs that Best Starts is releasing to partner with community-based organizations to promote positive and healthy outcomes for young children and to support parents and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers. Applications are due April 10th.

Save the Date! Upcoming Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Funding Opportunity

Save the Date! The Best Starts Kaleidoscope Play & Learn RFP will open next Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Is this funding opportunity the right fit for you? A nationally recognized program, Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups are weekly 90+ minute play groups for young children, parents and other caregivers including family, friends and neighbors. Read on to learn more about Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups. 

Announcing Our Parent-Child Home Awards

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.

Prenatal to Five Open House and Drop In Hours

Interested in learning more about Best Starts for Kids prenatal-to-five funding opportunities this fall and winter? We have multiple opportunities for you to hear from Best Starts for Kids staff in person! Come see us at our Open House on 10/26 at the Renton Community Center or at any one of our scheduled “Drop In Hours” throughout the county during October and November. Read on to learn more.