In honor of National Book Lovers Day, we partnered with the Seattle Public Library to create a list of books for kids, teens, and young adults that reflect the many facets of our Best Starts for Kids community. Happy reading!
Forty years of collective experience has shown that high-quality, community-based support during pregnancy, birth, and early parenting saves lives. The struggle for equity and the wellbeing of our children begins before birth. This is urgent and there is no time to waste.
We want everyone to be able to enjoy our beaches and pools safely. So how can you make sure your day at the beach is just that? We teamed up with Public Health Insider to bring you these water safety tips and resources.
We’re thrilled to announce four evaluation awardees who will collaborate with our Data & Evaluation Team and partners as we measure and evaluate our efforts, learn and innovate based on our experiences, and ensure the most effective use of public funds.
This is the fifth and final post in our month-long Community Owned Data series we are doing to highlight our learnings from the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey. We put it all together in this post including an in depth data visualization. If you are interested in the previous posts, we link to them all at the end of this post so make sure you make your way to the end!
The Trail Youth Coffee House is open for business! One of 32 Best Starts for Kids Youth Development awardees, the Trail Youth built the coffee house in partnership with Best Starts for Kids to create a safe place for young people in the North Bend area to spend time, be themselves, and connect with supportive adults in the community. Thanks to a surprise feature on the show “Returning the Favor” and community participation, the space was remodeled in just two weeks! Best Starts staff were excited to join the Trail Youth in their Grand Opening Celebration earlier this week. This post is full of feel–good inspiration!
This is the third post in a month-long series we are doing to highlight our learnings from the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey. We brought the data to specific communities in the form of “data dives”, asked what they thought, and learned a lot from community input and data interpretation! In this post, we share more about what we heard and learned about these five important topics: Reading, Singing and Telling Stories to Children; Family Resilience; Parent/Caregiver Emotional Support; ACEs; and Thriving Children.
As a nation, we have confronted head-on a tragedy that transcends politics: our federal government’s decision to separate more than 2,000 children, including babies, from their parents at our southern border. Weeks after implementing this inhumane policy, the President signed an executive order today stating that newly-arrived families would not be separated “where appropriate and…
Are you a data lover with evaluation experience? Consider joining our team! Best Starts is hiring a Project/Program Manager II Evaluator. Applications are due by Wednesday, June 20th so act fast if interested.
As we usher in 2018, join Best Starts as we take a moment to celebrate 2017 accomplishments. Together, we expanded programs that support healthy child development and family well-being. We gave our children and young people tools, opportunities, and safe places to grow in school and throughout their communities. We supported community-led solutions to achieve greater health, social, economic, and racial equity in our county. We are very grateful to all our community partners whose hard work made this all possible.