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Cultivating P-5 Community Based Facilitators

Capacity Building

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Cultivating Prenatal to 5 (P-5) Community Based Facilitators is a Workforce Development program that supports King County’s P-5 community members who seek to share wisdom, learning and practice in their communities and beyond, and want to further cultivate their skills.

As a participant in this program, you can expect:  

  • Building skills and practices to conduct culturally responsive trainings in your community and beyond in topics associated with:
    • Healthy Child Development
    • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
    • Racial Equity 
  • Networking and learning opportunities with other community members
  • Enjoying individual mentorship and support from highly experienced leaders  
  • Co-creation of workshop and learning opportunities to reflect BIPOC communities' and others' strengths, challenges, and interests 

This 6-month program is scheduled to take place from July 2023 to April 2024. It is designed as a combination of large and small group trainings, individual mentorship sessions, and culminating with a celebration. 

If you or someone you know may benefit from participating in this program, please review this Request for Applications (RFA) and complete the application opening May 15 by no later than July 10th, 2023.  

An information session will be held on June 20th, 2023 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM PST via zoom. Use this link to register and obtain the necessary Zoom details. If you have any questions, please reach out to

***Click Here for the Request for Applications (RFA) document and process***

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*Technical assistance is available to help you complete this application, if needed, and multiple languages. Best Starts has Technical Assistance providers who can provide assistance in Amharic, Arabic, Cantonese, French, Hindi, Kiswahili, Korean, Malay, Oromiffa, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Tigrigna, and Wolof, depending on availability. Please contact Jorji Knickrehm at to request Technical Assistance.