Taking time for a celebration!

With an official signing of the legislation and a sparkling cider toast to the future of our children, King County Executive Dow Constantine joined members of the community, Children and Youth Advisory Board members, King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and King County Councilmembers Larry Gossett, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Rod Dembowski in the celebration of…

King County ready to implement groundbreaking initiative

Photo courtesy of the Somali Health Board and Childcare Resources Today marks an exciting milestone! King County Executive Dow Constantine’s plan to implement Best Starts for Kids was unanimously approved by the Metropolitan King County Council. A sincere thank you to the hundreds of community partners who added critical input for a plan that emphasizes…

Fall update on Best Starts for Kids

Children in our community are finding their way in new environments—preschools, schools, after-school programs and more. Families are doing what they can to have the best start they can for the new school year.  At the same time, leaders throughout our community are ensuring the voter-approved Best Starts for Kids initiative gets off to a…

Children and Youth Advisory Board launches

Children and Youth Advisory Board will function as the oversight and advisory body for the majority of Best Starts for Kids-funded programming and the King County Youth Action Plan, which establishes policy priorities for young people in King County. Board members are known leaders, new leaders and content experts, and reflect a diversity of stakeholders…