Visitation Program

Offered in English and Spanish, Bright by Three’s award-winning program is a free three-year curriculum based on seminal research findings from The Carolina Abecedarian Project, Hart and Risley, The Perry Preschool Project, and others. Trained volunteers and partners visit with parents and caregivers to share age-specific resource toolkits that help caregivers stimulate their child’s healthy … Read more >

Bright by Text

Bright by Text is a two-generation program with curated content for caregivers of children from prenatal to five years old. The program is based on seminal research findings and includes expert content from Vroom, PBS, and others. Bright by Text delivers bite-sized doses of research-based curriculum right to a caregiver’s cellphone. Each message contains a … Read more >

LENA Grow

LENA Grow is an innovative approach to professional development for early childhood teachers that measures and improves child care quality by boosting interactive talk between teachers and children. It is designed to operate as a standalone program or as an element of existing professional development initiatives. Teachers receive research-based coaching coupled with evidence-based feedback on … Read more >

LENA Start

LENA Start is a turnkey early-language program designed for scalable, effective outreach to parents of children aged birth to three. It employs LENA technology, targeted curriculum, and a cost-effective group delivery model to increase interactive talk and generate measurable results. LENA is based on the belief that all parents and caregivers can unlock their children’s … Read more >

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals Trainings

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals teaches in-home providers, center-based ECE professionals, and Family Friend and Neighbor care providers about healthy meal preparation and creating a positive food environment for the children in their care. This hands-on, discussion-based training covers topics such as choosing healthy foods that appeal to children, encouraging positive mealtime attitudes, safe … Read more >

EQIT Coaching

An Infant Toddler Specialist is defined as an individual whose role is to provide support to professionals and caregivers who provide early care and education to infants and toddlers. Funded in large part by the Infant/Toddler Earmark within the Child Care Development Block Grant, many states have developed an Infant/Toddler Specialist Network by funding these … Read more >

EQIT Course

The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT) 48-hour course of training is designed for individuals like you who currently work with or plan to work with infants and toddlers and are interested in improving your knowledge and skills. It is particularly appropriate for child care providers who are looking for an in-depth, hands-on course … Read more >

Family Resource Center

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 >

Early Childhood Council

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 >

Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Program

Through funding from Colorado Department of Human Services- Office of Early Childhood,  Bright Futures offers support, coaching and technical assistance to licensed childcare and preschool providers interested in elevating quality. Technical assistance, outreach and coaching are individualized to the provider depending upon what quality level they are seeking. To date, over 75% of licensed providers … Read more >