Community Based Programs
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Groups
Healthcare Integration Program
Catalyzed by Childhaven, this innovative interdisciplinary partnership brings early learning and healthcare closer together to improve outcomes for families with young children. Harborview Pediatrics, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Swedish Pediatrics, and Childhaven are the core entities of the Healthcare Integration Project.
To learn more about the Healthcare Integration Program, we invite you to watch our program spotlight: Integrating Services to Promote Equity. Watch now >
Healthy Start is designed to partner with to ensure a safe environment for their child, learn the milestones of child development and develop independence through educational and career planning. The program utilizes the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum and conducts home visits by a certified Family Support Specialist, providing resource connections and group engagements.
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups work with children and the adults in their lives. Groups are free and open to the public, all community members with children age newborn to 5 years old are encouraged to attend. Kaleidoscope Play & Learn groups:
- Provide caregivers and parents with information, resources, support, and connections to promote optimal development of the children in their care.
- Build connections, friendships, and a circle of mutual support among people who care for children.
- Provide children with intentional, developmentally appropriate learning experiences with their peers and caregivers.
- Foster the love of – and quest for – life-long learning.
Children and caregivers engage in storytime, art activity, sing-alongs, show-and-tell, and more. Currently, Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups meet in person:
- Our Marshallese KPL group meets Tuesdays from 12:00-12:45 pm at our Auburn location.
- Our Skyway KPL group meets Thursdays from 10:30 am-12:00 pm at the Skyway Library.
- Our Bates Community College KPL group meets Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm at Bates Early Childhood Learning Center Library.
- Click here for the full schedule.
RAYS Up promotes student success in school and in the community by providing one-on-one coaching, group support and skill building opportunities for middle and high school youth, with a high quality programming standard. Through weekly one-on-one sessions with a Youth Life Coach, skill-building groups and out-of-school enrichment activities, RAYS Up students build self-awareness, confidence, and motivation to pursue their goals.
RAYS Up Youth Life Coaches (YLCs) help young people in our schools to set individual goals like showing up to school on time, turning in homework, and hanging out with positive groups of friends. We meet with our RAYS Up clients once a week at school for 30-45 minutes. Our students participate in groups to talk about self-image, decision making, substance abuse, anxiety, anger management, and communication. Youth Life Coaches work to create group discussions that focus on topics that all young people struggle with such as bullying, racial and ethnic identity, cultural formation, gender-specific topics, and team building.
Interested in our community-based programs? Visit our referrals page and fill out a form to let us know.
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Art with Heart
Through Art with Heart, we bring the healing power of creative expression to kids and adults serving kids. Our therapeutic activity books are designed for kids age 5-18. Printed curricula, in-person and online trainings are available for adults who are leading or looking to lead creative expression programs with the kids they serve.
Child & Family Counseling
Childhaven’s therapists support families and children from birth to 24 years, providing therapeutic care and counseling services with a focus on: infant/early childhood mental health, dyadic and interaction-focused therapies, trauma-informed care, emotional health, and whole child well-being.
Wraparound with Intensive Services
Wraparound with Intensive Services are designed to support young children, ages birth to 6, who have significant social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Wraparound with Intensive Services are guided by an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health framework, supporting children’s primary relationships in both their home and early learning environments. Families work closely with their care team, including a Parent Partner, Care Coordinator, and Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist, to develop a support plan that centers their goals for their family.