Offering Child Care Providers The Support They Need to Help Children Thrive

Whether they work at a center, are based at home, are informal caregivers, or are in a preschool classroom, King County’s child care providers are dedicated to the healthy development and school readiness of all the children in their care. The Child Care Health Consultation program offers free consultation with public health nurses and other specialists in health education and child development. In 2018, more than 500 child care providers and caregivers participated. Learn more about this amazing strength-based resource.

We’re Hiring! Help Me Grow Strategic Advisor

Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Help Me Grow Strategic Advisor (Project/Program Manager IV) to serve as lead for developing and overseeing the implementation of the Best Starts for Kids Help Me Grow framework.  Implementing Help Me Grow is the overarching strategy for organizing Best Starts for Kids investments for families and children prenatal to 5…

We’re hiring! Youth Development Program Manager

Best Starts for Kids is hiring a Youth Development Manager (Program Manager III). This position will provide project management to Best Starts for Kids implementation and lead the program development and implementation for the youth development strategies. Activities include executing grants and RFP cycles for youth development while building partnerships with grantees; building external and internal…

Our Best Starts team is growing and changing!

We are thrilled to welcome Kimberly Walker to the Best Starts for Kids team as our 5-24 Policy and Program Manager, and to congratulate Megan McJennett and Marcy Miller on their new roles on our team. Meet Kimberly and learn more about changes on our team below!

Language Community Liaisons: A Pilot Project

Best Starts is trying something new for King County. We are piloting a Language Community Liaison Project.  The Language Community Liaisons help Best Starts strengthen connections to specific language communities, many of whom have been historically underserved or underrepresented in King County. Embracing a relationship focused approach, the liaisons act as a bridge between their communities and the County. Learn more!