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.

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.