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.
We are deeply grateful for Adrienne’s leadership with our department and with Best Starts for Kids.
Part of our mission in Best Starts for Kids is to make the latest research in early learning science and brain development available and accessible to all parents and caregivers in our communities. That’s why we’re integrating Vroom throughout our prenatal to age 5 strategies, from home-visiting to developmental screening.
Congratulations to our recent awardees for Capacity Building for Prenatal to Five Home-Based and Community-Based Services! These partners will provide capacity-building supports to our Home-Based Services and Community-Based Parenting Supports partners.
Best Starts for Kids is hiring two positions to support our Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices (TIRP) in the school environment strategy. These positions will primarily support evaluation for TIRP strategies and building an ongoing learning community of awardees.
We’re thrilled to announce nine awardees for the Parenting/Caregiver Education and Support funding opportunity! With a total investment of $1,400,000 over 2.5 years, these awards will support community organizations delivering community centered, relationship-based support through information and services provided to parents of children birth to age 5.
Best Starts for Kids is hiring two positions to join our Help Me Grow team.
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.
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!
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…