FFYB's mission is to provide parents with the skills, tools and resources to support their children’s early education and beyond.
Based in South King County, FFYB is actively contributing to closing the education and opportunity inequities for families of children further away from educational justice.
At FFYB, we envision a world where parents are confident and have the tools to advocate for their children.
First Five Years & Beyond plays a key role in helping families navigate resources to find timely, linguistically and culturally appropriate supports for parents.
1. We engage families in identifying child developmental milestones through monthly parent workshops.
2. We provide opportunities for children to practice school readiness skills while connecting parents to the appropriate resources.
3. We assist older siblings with developing soft-skills, leadership skills, and career exposure, and knowledge of brain development.
4. We provide a safe space for parents to voice their challenges, and gain community and strength while improving their knowledge and skills around advocacy for their children.
Honoring community culture
Cultivating long-term relationships
Holistic well-being of the family
Growth of children and families
We are culturally responsive, meaning we have a deep understanding of the community we serve. Our staff and leadership team heavily reflect and share the culture and language of the families.
Janet K: Executive Director
Amy B: Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Coordinator
Julia C: Early Learning Specialist
Kristina K: Programs and Communications Manager
Phoebe C: Office Coordinator & Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Assistant