FRCA coordinates with the funding community, national, state, and local collaboratives, and governing entities to develop resources supporting families across the state.
FRCA continuously seeks to increase organizational capacity and sustainability of our member centers. FRCA directly trains direct service staff across the network of member centers as well as provides individualized and group technical assistance. FRCA also connects collaborating groups, resources, and emerging opportunities to the network of member centers.
FRCA represents Family Resource Centers (FRC) at the legislature as well as at a county level. FRCA also actively participates in major statewide initiatives and coalitions relevant to children and families. Advocating at the state and county level for policy and systems change When standards and language are adopted by a multitude of players, true … Read more >
Connections 4 Kids, in collaboration with Moffat County Youth United Way, continue to offer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Imagination Library is a program that offers high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age 5. The program is free to families and limits registration only by age and residence, … Read more >
The NICU Consortium Partnership is a coalition of local public health staff, NICU staff, early intervention staff, primary care providers, lactation consultants, home health agencies, family advocates and other community agency staff who hope to “promote a coordinated system of discharge and follow up for babies and their families transitioning from the NICU to their … Read more >
Our Family Support Grant Program provides infant cribs from Cribs for Kids(R)to families in need to ensure a safe location for their baby to sleep. These Family Support Grants also provide in-home lactation consultation that supports healthy infant feeding practices, continuation of breastfeeding, mental health support and parent-child attachment. Grants are also provided for respite … Read more >
Through the Safe Sleep Going Home Program we provide wearable infant sleep sacs and safe sleep parent education materials for families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Hospital staff then provide the sleep sacs to families at discharge to reinforce safe sleep practices when families go home. The NICU staff may also make a … Read more >
Quality Improvement for Early Childhood Screening and Referral: This initiative helps physicians to improve their developmental screening, referral and follow-up practices to promote optimal early childhood development. Quality Improvement for Pregnancy-Related Depression: This initiative helps primary care practices to improve their pregnancy-related depression screening, referral and follow-up practices. Studies show that maternal mental health can … Read more >
The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County sponsors the Child Care Resource and Referral program for Boulder county, the “CCR&R at the Council.” The CCR&R supports the licensed child care community by offering pre-licensing trainings, bi-monthly newsletters, access to Emergency Preparedness training for child care providers, access to health and safety trainings required by licensing … Read more >
We build organizational and community capacity to ensure: sound policy, strong partnerships, sufficient investments, robust public engagement, shared accountability, effective leadership and relevant education opportunities. Grassroots advocacy to encourage early childhood policy by engaging professionals, community leaders, and other citizens joined together by their concern for the well-being of Colorado’s children. Collect and analyze data, … Read more >