Childhaven is excited to receive a brand new handcrafted play structure at its Eli Creekmore Memorial Branch, courtesy of GMC. The structure was built over nine days by a talented team of builders from MoCa Handcrafted, and will benefit the children of Childhaven for years to come.
The structure was built using locally-sourced materials and is already a well-loved part of the Eli Creekmore Memorial Branch playground. The ship includes slides, swings, a sandbox, a toddler-sized climbing wall, and many more special touches to make outside time fun and enriching for children. Continue reading
Nell Robinson, Childhaven’s parenting skills program manager, accepting the award at the 2016 IMBES Conference in Toronto.
Childhaven has been named the recipient of the Exemplifying the Mission Award from the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES). Nell Robinson, Childhaven’s parenting skills program manager, accepted the award on the organization’s behalf at the 2016 IMBES Conference in Toronto.
The award recognizes pre-K-12 educators, institutions, or programs demonstrating success in establishing, building, and supporting infrastructure that enhances collaboration between themselves and mind, brain, education researchers for the purpose of improving educational knowledge and practice.
IMBES selected Childhaven because of the strategic partnerships we have built in an effort to validate and replicate our model so that it can be shared with preschools, childcare providers, and home visitation groups. Continue reading
“What happens when he leaves Childhaven?”
That was the question Sheila asked when her son, Tyson, turned five. Born drug affected, Tyson had made amazing progress in his small Childhaven classroom. Continue reading
Childhaven is saddened to announce that Patrick “Pat” Gogerty, founder of Childhaven, passed away August 26, 2016, after a long battle with heart disease. He was 86. Continue reading
Childhaven is seeking a dynamic, dedicated, mission-driven visionary to become its next President. The right candidate is an exceptional fundraiser who will be the face of the organization and help scale Childhaven to the next level. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the President will have overall strategic responsibility for Childhaven. Please view our complete job listing at Hagel Executive Search.
Assists cook in operation of kitchen by performing the following duties and functions as the Cook in the Cook’s absence. Continue reading
Childhaven President and CEO Maria Chavez Wilcox announced her resignation on Friday, July 22, 2016. She has accepted a position as the CEO of YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish.
The Board of Trustees have appointed Beth Larsen, Childhaven’s current chief program officer, and Melissa Williams, chief financial officer, as interim co-presidents as it conducts a national search to name a successor. Continue reading
KING 5, Seattle’s NBC television affiliate, featured Childhaven as a part of its inaugural Giving Day on Monday, July 11, 2016.
Childhaven was selected by KING 5’s parent company, TEGNA Inc. and the TEGNA Foundation, as one of 16 Western Washington nonprofits that will be receiving grants to celebrate and further the work we are doing to offer hope and resources to our neighbors in need.
To read the full article that accompanies the video, visit king5.com.
The Agency Health Care Coordinator is responsible for working with a multi-disciplinary team in the trauma informed child care setting providing child health assessments, direct services, consultation, including assessment of child abuse and recommendations for intervention and education. Continue reading
One day, a boy riding on Leanne’s van to Childhaven scowled at her and snapped, “Those braids are ugly!” With an unfazed glare, she replied, “If ugly means beautiful, then you’re right!” Continue reading
Childhaven is proud to welcome Carl Lovsted III as the new chair of the Board of Trustees. Lovsted, who has served on the Board since 2013, begins his tenure May 24, 2016. Continue reading
Childhaven’s President and CEO Maria Chavez Wilcox was profiled in a Q&A published in the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) on April 29, 2016. In the piece, she discusses the experience that led her to Childhaven, her vision for the organization, and why she decided to go bold with the recent rebranding. Continue reading