Advocacy

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 >

Christmas 4 Kids

Connections 4 Kids offers the program “Christmas 4 Kids” to families of young children in Moffat County. We are excited about this program and working with the community to help all children enjoy the holiday season. Last year we provided toys to 102 families in the community which included 224 children. With the help of … Read more >

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

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 >

Motheread/Fatheread Colorado

Motheread/Fatheread Colorado Through MFC, trained facilitators provide a series of sessions to the parents of children from birth through third grade. Each lesson in the 29-lesson curriculum uses children’s books and adult poems and narratives to develop parents and children’s literacy skills. After participating in MFC, parents report that children exhibit more interest in rhyme, … Read more >

Council Impact Tool (CI Tool) Initiative

ECCLA is moving forward on a long-held objective to measure, analyze, and communicate the collective impact that the network of Early Childhood Councils has across the state. This initiative, the Council Impact Tool (CI Tool), is capturing both the local and the statewide impact of Councils. The five sections of the CI Tool are based … Read more >

ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study) Training

Two to six hour training for parents, caregivers and other community partners provided on the ACE Study and the impact of trauma on brain development, executive function and relationships. The training is provided in collaboration with Peaceful Households and the Colorado ACE Collaborative.

Positive Solutions for Families Training

Six-week training for parents of children 0-8 years of age wanting to learn how to support social emotional development and positive strategies for managing challenging behaviors. The course is based on the curriculum developed under Colorado’s Pyramid Plus Center.

NICU Consortium Partnership

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 >

Family Support Programs

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 >