We know the impacts of trauma. Now what can schools and communities do about it?

Over the past two decades, a growing body of epidemiological research has shown us just how common experiences of trauma and adversity in childhood are, as well as the staggering impact they can have on lifelong health and well-being. With evidence of these impacts now well-established, we often ask, “But what can we do about it?” Best Starts for Kids hopes to be part of the answer to that question.

Celebrating summer learning

As part of hundreds of Summer Learning Day celebrations across the country last week, we visited two sites where Southwest Youth and Family Services, Geeking Out Kids of Color, and Arts Corps are providing technology and arts education for youth at King County Housing Authority sites.

Announcing Community-Designed Home-Based Programs & Practices Awards

We’re thrilled to announce ten awardees for the prental-to-5 Community-Designed Home-Based Programs & Practices funding opportunity. With a total investment of $5,825,000 million over 2.5 years, these awards to community-based organizations will expand the availability of home-based services that draw upon local community knowledge and practice to develop approaches that are designed for and valued by specific communities, and/or addressing populations not well-served by other programs. Read on to meet our newest community partners!

We’re hiring! Prenatal to Five Innovations Lead

Are you passionate about early childhood development and building capacity in community-based organizations? Consider joining our team! Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Prenatal to Five Innovations Lead. The Innovations Lead is responsible for planning and implementing the Innovations strategy,  which supports new and different approaches to serve young children and their families. This…