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Ages Prenatal-5 Strategies

STRATEGY AREA AND RFP

RELEASE DATE

Innovation Grants (Plan due to King County Council in June)

Winter 2018

Home-Based Services

 

  • Parent-Child Home Program (United Way will subcontract)

Completed

  • Evidence-Informed and Evidence-Based Programs

September 21, 2017

  •  Community-Informed Programs and Practices
 Winter 2018

Community-based Parenting and Parenting Support

 

  • Basic Needs

October 17, 2017

  • Kaleidoscope Play and Learn 

Late Oct 2017

  • General Parenting

Winter 2018

Child Care Health Consultation

 

  • Child Care Health Consultation

Early 2018

Direct Services

 

  • Early Intervention Services (extended contracts with providers)

Completed

  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Research and Strategy Development

Late October 2017

  •  Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Pilot Projects
Early 2018
  • Developmental Screenings--Landscape Analysis and Strategic Planning

Completed

  •  Developmental Screenings Pilot Projects
Late 2017
  • Workforce Development

January 2018

Ages 5-24 Strategies

STRATEGY AREA AND RFP

RELEASE DATE

Trauma-Informed/Restorative Practice Mini Grant

Completed

Out of School Time (Schools Out Washington will subcontract)

September 27, 2017

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment)

Completed

Youth Development

 

  • Mentoring; Positive Identity; Domestic Violence & Healthy Relationships; Youth Leadership & Engagement.

Completed

Pipeline to Success (Formerly Stop the School to Prison Pipeline)

 

  • Theft 3 and Mall Safety Pilot Project

Completed

  • Outreach and Case Management (Expansion)

Fall 2017

School-based Health Clinics

Completed

Healthy and Safe Environments

Completed

Best Starts for Kids is an initiative to improve the health and well-being of King County by investing in prevention and early intervention for children, youth, families, and communities.

The levy will generate about $65 million per year and cost the average King County property owner an estimated $56 per year, which is about one dollar per week.

It will be the most comprehensive approach to early childhood development in the nation, starting with prenatal support, sustaining the gain through teenage years, and investing in healthy, safe communities that reinforce progress.

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Read the plan

The King County Council unanimously approved the Best Starts for Kids Implementation Plan on Sept. 19, 2016.

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Public involvement and engagement are central parts of Best Starts for Kids. We want you to stay informed and be a part of the proccess. You can sign up for our newsletter, follow our blog or watch the process with our Children and Youth Advisory Board.

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See the plan take shape as the Children and Youth Advisory Board serves as the advisory body for the majority of Best Starts for Kids-funded programming.


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