How we're doing
See data on performance measures for Best Starts for Kids
Best Starts for Kids 2018
Communities building impact
invested in making King County a welcoming place where everyone can thrive
partners leveraged BSK funding and expertise to strengthen their communities
hours of technical assistance leveraged by communities
new and continuing programs
children received food, essential supplies, and other support
families and young people stayed housed
young people took part in youth development programs
Best Starts for Kids is results-focused and data-driven, with 5 percent of all levy money allocated towards data and evaluation. Best Starts for Kids uses a framework of Results Based Accountability to measure how our programs work for the children and families we serve, as well as how these services contribute toward better health and well-being for all kids, families, and communities in King County. These three questions guide all Best Starts data collection and evaluation efforts:
- How much did we do?
- How well did we do it?
- Is anyone better off?
Want to know what we are doing across King County? Click on any topic below to learn more! The links below will take you to performance data for each investment strategy in Best Starts for Kids. Look again next year as we add programs and data on their activities.
Prenatal to fivePublic Health Programs Developmental Promotion Home-Based Services Community-Based Parenting & Peer Supports Child Care Health Consultation
Five to 24Youth Development School Partnerships Family and Community Connections Transitions to Adulthood Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Homelessness PreventionYouth and Family Homelessness Prevention
Strategy data coming soon
- Workforce Development
- Innovation Fund
- Communities of Opportunity
More information about Best Starts for Kids Performance Measures
The Best Starts for Kids initiative is in its third year of implementation. This site currently shows performance data for programs launched in the first and second years of Best Starts for Kids implementation.The Best Starts for Kids data and evaluation team is hard at work collaborating with funded partners to evaluate new investment areas. Check this site next year for more performance data on these investments.
Performance measure data on this site will be updated annually at a minimum.
King County residents are eligible to receive multiple services through Best Starts for Kids. Because some programs funded through Best Starts for Kids do not collect individually identifying data, it is not possible to determine an initiative-wide number of children and families served. Rather, the Best Starts for Kids data team works closely with each program to evaluate how many children, young people, or families received services, and the impact those services had.
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