Walk Away City Collaborative’s program Middle School University introduces young people to professionals in fields such as photography, videography, environmental science, and music production.
Best Starts for Kids and King County’s Developmental Disabilities & Early Childhood Supports Division are seeking new, qualified organizations to provide Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) services as a: Full-Service Provider; Deaf/Hard of Hearing Provider; or Infant Mental Health Provider. King County’s contracted ESIT Providers access funding monthly on a per-child-served basis from…
The high-quality after school and summer programs Best Starts for Kids supports give young people the opportunity to learn about themselves, explore the world around them, and build confidence in their abilities.
This week is the 20th anniversary of Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) at Public Health – Seattle & King County! To celebrate our nurses and their wonderful work, we are highlighting a fun collaboration between NFP, Vroom and the Seattle Public Library called Loud at the Library. Best Starts for Kids funds both Nurse Family Partnership and Vroom at Public Health – Seattle & King County.
Children reach developmental milestones in their own way and at their own pace. Best Starts for Kids supports programs that ensure children receive the support they need along the way, so that all families are able to celebrate milestones with their kids. Meet three children and their families who have been supported by partners in our Early Support for Infants and Toddlers work.
Parenting is hard work, and it is our hope that learning about your experiences as a parent, child’s health, family strengths, and community supports will help Best Starts for Kids build on strengths and meet needs for families across King County.
With many area schools adjourning for the summer this week, King County is funding youth programs across the region through the Best Starts for Kids initiative. From camps, art studios, apprenticeship programs, and more, see what’s available for kids and youth thanks to support from Best Starts.
Whether they work at a center, are based at home, are informal caregivers, or are in a preschool classroom, King County’s child care providers are dedicated to the healthy development and school readiness of all the children in their care. The Child Care Health Consultation program offers free consultation with public health nurses and other specialists in health education and child development. In 2018, more than 500 child care providers and caregivers participated. Learn more about this amazing strength-based resource.
United Way King County administers Best Starts funding to support and expand the Parent-Child Home Program across King County. Here are two stories on the impact culturally relevant home visitors have had on two families.
As families begin to look for summer programs and sign their kids up, we asked our partner Seattle Children’s PlayGarden to share a few simple tips for making enrollment inclusive for families that include a child with a disability.