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.
For those interested in applying to the Developmental Screening and Referral Pilot Projects RFP, the recorded webinar is now available for viewing here.
The RFP for Developmental Screening and Referral Pilot Projects is now open. Developmental screenings are a foundational element of health care and well-being for young children from birth through five years. Applications are due July 12.
Schools have a lot of jobs. In addition to education, schools are tasked with helping children, young people, and families navigate challenges in their lives and connect to the resources they need to succeed. That’s why schools and the organizations that support them are critical partners in accomplishing Best Starts for Kids’ vision. On Tuesday,…
Save the Date! The Best Starts Developmental Screening and Referral Pilot Projects RFP will open next Thursday, May 31, 2018. Is this funding opportunity the right fit for you? Read on to learn more about Developmental Screenings and Referrals.
The RFP for Vroom Community Connectors is now open. Applications are due July 3. This Vroom Community Connectors RFP is a pilot project that will inform Best Starts for Kids in moving forward with additional opportunities. Best Starts will contract with Somali and Latino/Latina/LatinX community-based organizations. As we build community engagement for our Help Me Grow framework, we will use Vroom to engage with families and learn together. Vroom is a nationwide initiative that empowers parents and caregivers to play a proactive role in their children’s early brain development. As part of Best Starts, King County is using the Help Me Grow national framework to inform the development of a coordinated system to get families the information they need and to coordinate all available services within King County.
“Loud at the Library” are collaborative events that take place at multiple libraries to foster community for moms and babies. A partnership between Nurse-Family Partnership, Vroom, Public Health–Seattle & King County, and Seattle Public Library, Loud at the Library events counter library stereotypes in fun, creative ways. Learn more and how it connects to Best Starts for Kids.
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.
For those interested in the Community-Designed Home-Based Services RFP, but were unable to join an online or in person info session, the recorded online info session is now available here.
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.