Applications Open for Childcare Health Consultation Service Delivery – Due February 28

We are now excited to announce that the Best Starts Child Care Health Consultation Service Delivery RFP is open for applications! As part of our prenatal to age five investments, Best Starts for Kids will fund a range of Child Care Health Consultation services to be delivered by community-based organizations and agencies across geography, diversity of community, and types of child care so that we can leverage these communities’ strengths to meet the range of needs in the County. Best Starts will support programs based on a public health Child Care Health Consultation model, as well as community-informed pilot programs. Applications are due February 28.

2017 Year in Review

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. 

We’re hiring! Prenatal to 5 Team Lead

Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Prenatal to 5 Team Lead to oversee a multi-disciplinary work team and manage Early Intervention services for birth-to-three year old children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. This leadership position will be responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing a comprehensive system of universal developmental screening, services and…

We’re hiring! School-Based SBIRT Prevention Specialist

Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Prevention Specialist to assist with the coordination, management, outreach, planning, and implementation of the school-based screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment or services (SBIRT) model.  Best Starts for Kids SBIRT strategy supports schools to intervene early when substance abuse or mental health challenges interfere with a student’s ability…

Announcing Our Parent-Child Home Awards

We are excited to announce our Parent-Child Home Program awards. The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) supports parents of two and three year olds through educational play that helps caregivers develop their children’s cognitive and social-emotional skills. Read on to meet our funding recipients.