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.

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…

Announcing trauma-informed and restorative practices in the school environment awards

We’re thrilled to announce 32 awardees to expand trauma-informed and restorative practices in schools throughout King County. With a total investment of $19.5 million over three years, these awards to schools, school districts, and community-based organizations will provide school-based programs and opportunities that promote healing and create a school culture and climate that honors the…

New database to explore Best Starts for Kids awards

Interested to know where Best Starts is making investments? Curious how we may be impacting your local community? Check out our new awards database! Across King County, our partners are already making a difference in the lives of children, youth, and families. With so much of Best Starts funding awarded, and several funding opportunities on the way, we wanted to make it easy to see Best Starts for Kids awards all in one place. Check out our new awards database to view awards made and search for Best Starts partners.

We’re hiring! Two Prenatal to 5 jobs open

Best Starts for Kids is hiring two positions to join our Prenatal to 5 team. Both positions sit within the Developmental Disabilities Division in the Department of Community and Human Services and will be part of the Best Starts for Kids implementation effort working in alignment with staff from DCHS and Public Health – Seattle & King…

We’re hiring! Performance Measurement Evaluator

Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Performance Measurement Evaluator to support our data and evaluation team to design and implement program performance measurement strategies and ensure high quality data collection. This position will coordinate with contract monitors, program staff, and community partners to evaluate Best Starts for Kids programs and track progress toward our…

Expanding services at school-based health centers to meet student needs

Best Starts for Kids is partnering to expand services at 15 existing school-based health centers to meet emerging needs for mental health care, substance use prevention, and health care services. We’re thrilled to announce new awards to 7 community-based service providers to make medical staff more available to students, coordinate care with school staff and parents, and add needed services like substance use screening and treatment.