Free and Accessible Professional Development and Training Opportunities for Organizations

Crossposted from Schools Out Washington (SOWA) The following trainings are available to all our School-Based Health Center (SBHC) colleagues and sponsor organizations. King County Professional Learning System (KCPLS) supports free and accessible professional development and training opportunities for organizations and/or individuals that are:  Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Strategy 5-24 grantees  BSK – Out of School Time…

Register for the Best Starts for Kids 2021 Summit!

Greetings from Best Starts for Kids! We are excited to announce the 2nd annual Best Starts for Kids Virtual Summit 2021. The summit will take place the last week of April—the 27th through 30th with a special preview day on April 26th.  This year’s theme is “We build. We rise. We Soar.”  Like the 2020…

Announcing 2 Awards to Support School-Based Behavioral Programs

Crossposted from the Best Starts for Kids Blog Community voices backed by scientific research continue to reveal how traditional disciplinary methods and zero-tolerance policies widely utilized in our school systems do not truly support the long-term well-being and health of our youth. For our teens and young adults to succeed in the classroom and safely…

Join Best Starts for Kids Community Conversations!

This fall, Best Starts for Kids (BSK) is partnering with organizations across all corners of King County to host a series of community conversations.  Similar to the listening sessions held at this year’s BSK Summit, the conversations are virtual and aim to provide a brief update on the state of Best Starts for Kids, learn…

Webinar: PSESD + BSK School Partnerships Evaluation

Please join us for a webinar on Thursday, June 11th from 10:30am-12pm PT, as the Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning Team from Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) shares results from the Best Starts for Kids (BSK) School Partnership Evaluation.  This evaluation, conducted by PSESD, explores how equitable partnerships are developing between schools, districts, and community-based…

Standing for children and families

Cross posted from the Best Starts for Kids blog. As a nation, we have confronted head-on a tragedy that transcends politics: our federal government’s decision to separate more than 2,000 children, including babies, from their parents at our southern border. Weeks after implementing this inhumane policy, the President signed an executive order today stating that…