Provide professional development training to early childhood professionals.
Provide coaching, observation, and support to programs that offer Colorado Preschool Program and to programs that participate in the Colorado Shines Quality rating system.
Preschool support for families and children in Prowers County. Focusing on children’s strengths and school readiness
Connections 4 Kids Parent Education Center offers a welcoming atmosphere to all Northwest Colorado young families where you can ask questions, get answers, and find support and resources. Information will be provided through on-going classes, workshops and seminars, family engagement nights, individualized one-on-one assistance, guest speakers, newsletters and a variety of support groups. Child care … Read more >
Pyramid Plus Approach (PPA), an evidence-based model, utilizes a curriculum philosophy to address social/emotional/behavioral health needs for young children and families in our community. PPA supports best practices in professional development through a training and coaching model focusing on the early childhood education and care workforce, supporting relationships and environmental factors to reduce challenging behaviors … Read more >
Routt County’s Early Childhood Council, First Impressions, spearheaded bringing a diverse group of community members together over 5 months to work on a plan for early childhood in Routt County. The purpose of this process, facilitated by the First Impressions Early Childhood Council, is to create a comprehensive early childhood community plan to identify needs … Read more >
First Impressions was created in 1998 as Routt County’s Early Childhood Council to streamline and strengthen Routt County’s Early Childhood System. The Council is comprised of twenty-four diverse members representing Routt County, with a City Council representative and County Commissioner serving as co-chairs. The Council works to collectively measure and address needs for families with … Read more >
With this designation Bright Futures offers families individualized support services and referrals to local resources. This includes programs to help strengthen families. Examples of agency services include parenting workshops, PAT (our home visitation program) and resource connection. Bright Futures receives pass-through funding from Family Resource Center Association to implement family support services in San Miguel … Read more >
A designation appointed by the state of Colorado. Bright Futures is 1 of 34 Early Childhood Councils across the state written in Colorado legislation to improve access to early childhood services within the region we serve (San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, Delta, San Juan counties). As an Early Childhood Council, it is Bright Futures’ role to … Read more >
Routt County’s Early Childhood Council, First Impressions, serves as the District Advisory Council for the Steamboat Springs School District, with the Council Program Coordinator serving as the CPP Cooridnator. Forty-nine CPP and ECARE slots are available to serve the highest at-risk three and four year olds with access to the school district’s Steamboat Springs Early … Read more >