Best Starts for Kids today launched new investments to increase community-based supports to link youth and young adults to education, job training, mentoring, and other crucial resources and opportunities, focusing on culturally relevant programs that connect youth to their communities and build a strong sense of self.
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.
Save the Dates for two upcoming RFPs around Child Care Health Consultation! What is Child Care Health Consultation? Read on to learn how the County is committed to ensuring health and safety for all children in child care and early learning centers.
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.
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…
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…
If you are applying for the Community Partnerships RFP through Communities of Opportunity, we’ve put together a webinar to help walk you through the budget template. We also address some of the more common questions we’ve received from community partners. Applications are due to Public Health – Seattle & King County by 2:00 pm Thursday, January 11th.
Best Starts for Kids, in partnership with School’s Out Washington, today announced new investments to create more opportunities for children and young people to flourish outside of the school day. The new investment will expand access to quality before, after school, weekend, and summer learning and enrichment opportunities for elementary and middle school students.
In the first year of Best Starts’ initiative to prevent youth and family homelessness, partners together prevented more than 3,000 people from becoming homeless. 96% of the young people and families who received services through the initiative still had a place to live as of September 2017, the latest data available.
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.