Applications Open for Parent-Child Home Program Expansion – Due 9/18

Updated 9/12 In response to community questions and feedback, funding partners for the Parent-Child Home Program expansion are modifying one application question to ensure there is flexibility around cost per family. We are taking the following actions to clarify and amend the original application materials: $4,300 per family is the typical annual cost of currently…

Parent-Child Home Program Expansion Info Sessions

Best Starts for Kids and the United Way of King County recently announced a new partnership that will support capacity in communities and expand services to more children and families through the Parent-Child Home Program. If you are interested in learning more about Parent-Child Home Program expansion, please attend one of our upcoming information sessions. 

School’s out, but learning is still in: Best Starts partnering with School’s Out Washington

This school year may be winding down, but our efforts to give children and young people the opportunities they need to be happy, healthy, and thriving are just getting started. We’re proud to announce our partnership with School’s Out Washington (SOWA)  to create more opportunities for children and young people to flourish outside of the school day.

New investments from Best Starts for Kids build healthier, safer schools & neighborhoods

Today King County Executive Dow Constantine joined partners from schools and community-based organizations at Seattle Children’s PlayGarden to announce new investments from Best Starts for Kids that will build healthier, safer schools and neighborhoods. The announcement included $2 million to set up the three new school-based health centers, and $1.7 million in funding to 17 organizations who will partner…

Seeking school partners to expand middle school mental health support – responses due June 14

1 in 5 children between 9 and 17 needs mental health support, but less than a third of these children receive it. That’s why Best Starts is expanding school-based mental health support to more middle schools in King County. Up to $10,000 is available per participating middle school to create a plan to bring mental health support to middle schools.

Applications Open for Trauma-Informed Schools and Restorative Practices in the School Environment – Due June 26

Looking for the addendum with answers to questions about this funding opportunity? Find it here. Last week, we highlighted school staff working to bring brain science and trauma-informed practices to their schools, posing the question, “If you could re-invent school, what would you do?” The Request for Proposals to support a range of existing and new…

If you could re-invent school, what would you do?

Next week, Best Starts for Kids will release a funding opportunity to support a range of existing and new efforts to support trauma-informed and restorative practices in the school environment. Today, we take a deeper look at the science behind this approach and hear from two school staff working to bring it to their students.…