May 3, 2023.Reading time 6 minutes.
School-based health centers offer a broad range of health care supports for students that may otherwise be difficult to access in their communities. At the health centers, overseen by Public Health—Seattle & King County, students can get mental health care, immunizations, family planning, and other care in the context of a school environment.
September 19, 2022.Reading time 4 minutes.
Best Starts for Kids in ramping up work to expand access to childcare for families across King County. Learn more about how to apply for the Best Starts for Kids Child Care Subsidy!
April 19, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
For anyone committed to better support and services for babies, children, youth, and families in King County … For anyone committed to thriving, healthy communities … For anyone looking to connect with others working on similar goals … The upcoming Best Starts for Kids annual summit offers an opportunity to share your experiences and reflect […]
March 16, 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
Today, we are thankful to share a piece by Rahel Ambachew as a part of Best Starts for Kids’ Stories of Resiliency & Strength series. Her story carries the resilient and ardent spirit of past generations and highlights the ongoing barriers that youth face while striving for full, fair participation in our democracy.
February 24, 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
We must celebrate the beauty and fullness in all that Black children and youth are. Out in the world Black children and youths’ stories are living, breathing, and thriving narratives that demand more of us. They ask: do you see my humanity and are you willing to understand my full story? Today, we are grateful to share a poem by Nikai Mackie, who originally shared her piece with our community partner, Young-Women Empowered (Y-WE), in June 2020. We hope you intentionally sit and reckon with Nikai’s words.
September 9, 2020.Reading time 11 minutes.
With many schools opting for remote learning, pods are an agreement between families to have their kids come together in person to learn.