Woodland Park Zoo staff reached out Best Starts for Kids and Vroom staff to collaborate on a learning event for Latinx families. Learn how this partnership resulted in fun bilingual story time and hands on learning!
This week is the 20th anniversary of Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) at Public Health – Seattle & King County! To celebrate our nurses and their wonderful work, we are highlighting a fun collaboration between NFP, Vroom and the Seattle Public Library called Loud at the Library. Best Starts for Kids funds both Nurse Family Partnership and Vroom at Public Health – Seattle & King County.
Part of our mission in Best Starts for Kids is to make the latest research in early learning science and brain development available and accessible to all parents and caregivers in our communities. That’s why we’re integrating Vroom throughout our prenatal to age 5 strategies, from home-visiting to developmental screening.
For those interested in applying to the Vroom Community Connectors RFP, the recorded webinar is now available for viewing here.
The RFP for Vroom Community Connectors is now open. Applications are due July 3. This Vroom Community Connectors RFP is a pilot project that will inform Best Starts for Kids in moving forward with additional opportunities. Best Starts will contract with Somali and Latino/Latina/LatinX community-based organizations. As we build community engagement for our Help Me Grow framework, we will use Vroom to engage with families and learn together. Vroom is a nationwide initiative that empowers parents and caregivers to play a proactive role in their children’s early brain development. As part of Best Starts, King County is using the Help Me Grow national framework to inform the development of a coordinated system to get families the information they need and to coordinate all available services within King County.
“Loud at the Library” are collaborative events that take place at multiple libraries to foster community for moms and babies. A partnership between Nurse-Family Partnership, Vroom, Public Health–Seattle & King County, and Seattle Public Library, Loud at the Library events counter library stereotypes in fun, creative ways. Learn more and how it connects to Best Starts for Kids.