New investments expand quality after school and summer learning opportunities

Crossposted from the Best Starts for Kids blog. Best Starts for Kids, in partnership with School’s Out Washington,  today announced new investments to create more opportunities for children and young people to flourish outside of the school day. The new investment will expand access to quality before, after school, weekend, and summer learning and enrichment opportunities…

Get to Know Our New Clinics: Vashon

Over the next few months we will be highlighting our brand new clinics in King County that are funded through the Best Starts for Kids Levy. In this installment, we are excited to introduce you to the new school-based health center on Vashon Island! The Vashon SBHC is operated by Neighborcare Health and will be…

3 New SBHCs Opening in King County

Crossposted from the Best Starts for Kids Blog Three new school-based health centers (SBHCs) in King County will open in the 2017-18 schoolyear with funds from the Best Starts for Kids Initiative. Each SBHC will feature a health clinic, counseling space, a pharmacy, and space for a mobile dental unit. On-site behavioral health providers will provide mental-health support, counseling,…

Best Starts for Kids

In November 2015, King County Proposition 1 (“Best Starts for Kids”) passed, launching the most comprehensive prevention- and early intervention-focused initiative for children and youth in the United States. With the aim to improve the health and well-being of King County, Best Starts will invest in the success of children and families from family planning and…