The Impact



Receiving the experience in developing a “behavior plan” has helped tremendously with our students, parents, teachers, and for our program. The joint effort of everyone involved, our ECMH Consultant, parents, teachers, and myself, had such a positive outcome that we will continue to implement the behavior plan into our program year after year. Although we did not have a long time to work with the ECMH Consultant, we received so much support and insight on how to do a behavior plan and build a team of support in a short time. Thank you (Start Well) for all your expertise and input, you helped us create a bridge to help the most vulnerable in our preschool program!
Rachelle V.
Supervisor OUSD Child Development Center
The support I have received in the past year from Start Well's resources, team and our school consultant has kept our doors open during Covid pandemic! Needs for adults and children increased dramatically. As a director, I was able to offer my staff peace during chaotic times by providing mental health resources that could be implemented immediately. I kept challenging children in our program by working effectively with families on strategies provided by my consultant and resources that truly worked! My consultant gave me the strength to tackle many issues in front of me and gave me the confidence to persevere! I am truly thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Start Well Community! The best decision in my 30 years directing.
Jenny McGuire
Shoreline Preschool
We are so, so grateful for Start Well and the amazing work they do for and with the ECE community. Our program has greatly benefited from our ongoing coaching and consultations with Kim. Her dedication, insight and effectiveness has been invaluable to our teaching team’s confidence in creating targeted strategies and goals that support children’s learning and building positive and trusting relationships. Thank you for providing supports and “tools” that our Early Years Educators need to navigate through these unpredictable times.
Vanessa Sener
ENC Nature Preschool Director
We couldn’t be happier with our relationship not only with Kim but the entire experience! We are so thankful and truly feel every school needs a “Kim”!!!
Katherine Yeakel
Robert H. Lang Preschool
Start Well is a partner I was especially thankful for in 2021 and moving forward. They align so perfectly around our core values and how we integrate learning. The tools they are providing our teachers will benefit our students for years to come.

Our Reach

Number of Providers Served Since 2018

Outcomes: Increase in ECE provider knowledge. Increased knowledge of resources.