“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all men, women, and children. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong.” ~Brene Brown

In this Issue:

  • Childhaven contracts with DEEL to provide support for Seattle Preschool Programs
  • Updates on our newest program Flourish
  • Exciting upcoming Childhaven events
  • Childhaven interviews on the radio
  • Thank you to our supporters

Childhaven in the News

The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning has selected Childhaven as one of the first organizations to be added on a Comprehensive Support Services roster. Organizations on the roster will provide additional support to early learning providers participating in the Seattle Preschool Program and SPP Pathway.  Read more


Program Spotlight

Last August Childhaven announced our newest program, Flourish.  It is Washington’s most comprehensive program designed to support young children who have significant social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Flourish is an intensive wrap around model that provides in-home and center-based support.

Flourish empowers families to create their own child and family goals.  Families work closely with their team, including: Parent Partner, Care Coordinator, Teachers, and Mental Health Therapists, who provide support and coaching.  Childhaven has hired over 35 new staff members in our Flourish program, ensuring that we provide the very best for the children and families that we support.


Upcoming Events

Childhaven Luncheon

Join us March 19th at Seattle Sheraton Grand Ballroom for an afternoon of impact and community.  Learn how Childhaven helps all families flourish. Register now

Book Club

Enjoy lunch and discuss The Deepest Well by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.  Learn more about Childhaven’s work in the community and the science information our work. RSVP 

Thursday, February 27th at 12:00-1:30pm

Stairing is Caring

Climb for Childhaven!  Teams of two take turns climbing up and down a set of stairs.  Climbers collect guesses on how many stairs their duo will climb. Sign Up

Saturday, May 9th at 10:00am


Listen In

Childhaven’s Jon Botten (CEO) and Megan Beers (Program Director) join The Money Hour to talk about the epidemic of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and the important work that Childhaven is doing to address them. Listen to learn more about the impact of ACEs, the healing power of relationships, and Childhaven’s “all in” approach to making meaningful changes in the lives of children and families in our community. Listen now


We Feel the Love!

February is the month of love, and we are truly grateful for our volunteers, donors and supporters.  With your support we are able to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community.  Thank you!