Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Services During COVID-19

Shared from: Best Starts for Kids Best Starts for Kids has made an incredible impact on supporting children with developmental delays, and their families, by investing in Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT). Best Starts Prenatal to Five investments have supported 44% growth in the ESIT program over the past 5 years. ESIT provides services…

Save the date (again!) for the first annual Best Starts for Kids Summit: Communities Building Impact.

Join us for our first Best Starts for Kids Virtual Summit! The theme is Communities Building Impact and we are excited to welcome Best Starts partners for networking, peer-to-peer learning, and hearing what’s next for Best Starts for Kids. When: Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a special preview day on August 17.…

BSK Community Engagement Survey

Best Starts for Kids is community driven which means your input, as community voice, is critical. Best Starts strong commitment to equity requires participation by community members to achieve the kind of community we want to build together.Best Starts had planned to do extensive in-person community engagement this summer. Like everyone else, COVID-19 disrupted those plans.…

Best Starts for Kids Cancels Summit Announcement

By: Best Starts for Kids Best Starts for Kids Community Partners and Friends: We have decided to voluntarily postpone the Best Starts for Kids Summit scheduled to take place this Friday, March 6th. We appreciate the excitement and enthusiastic responses to our first Best Starts for Kids Summit. We were looking forward to hosting an incredible event, however…

A Plan for Universal Developmental Screening

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. At Mursel’s 12-month doctor’s visit, his dad completed a short developmental screening questionnaire about different activities he was able to engage in. The doctor reviewed the questionnaire and determined that Mursel wasn’t meeting some of the expected milestones for his age. The doctor talked…

Developmental Screening for All: Workforce Development

Originally published on the Best Starts for Kids Blog This is the fourth and final post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and…