Lena Grow!

The program focuses on a single, straightforward, proven solution to accelerating brain growth, boosting social-emotional development, and increasing kindergarten readiness. That solution: Giving early childhood educators the tools they need to improve language environments equitably and to truly connect with each and every child in their care. In just five weeks of LENA Grow (or … Read more >

Bright by Three and Bright by Text

Bright by Three’s traditional visitation 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 visit with parents and caregivers to share age-specific resource kits that help caregivers stimulate their child’s healthy development. To support present-day caregivers, Bright … Read more >

Right Start for Colorado

The Mental Health Center of Denver was recently awarded a 5-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) grant to expand infant and early childhood mental health services throughout the state of Colorado. “Infants and toddlers are frequently overlooked in mental health policy and healthcare delivery systems,” … Read more >

Primary Care Quality Improvement

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 >

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is national, evidence based home visitation program. Roots Family Center is offering this program for families with children 0 – 36 months old. The program consists of bi-weekly home visits (1 – 1.5 hrs per visit), screenings, group connections and resources and referrals. The program is offered to primarily Spanish speaking families … Read more >

SLV Early Childhood Systems Building

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 >

SLV Parents As Teachers Home Visitation

Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. We advance the delivery of high quality services for families through a comprehensive system of supports and innovative solutions.

SLV Home Visitation Coalition

Connecting families to Home Visitation Programs through the Home Visiting Coalition: Parents As Teachers (PAT); Nurse Family Partnership (NFP); Healthy Steps; Safe Care; and Working Together program. Providing information and support to these home visitors including information for immigrant families, drug use conversations, safety on home visits, mental health first aide and the Colorado Child … Read more >

Maternal Child Health Systems, Environmental Health, Immunizations, Healthy Mealtimes and Physical Activity, Disease Prevention, Tobacco and Nicotine-free child care, School Wellness, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Nurse Home Visiting Programs

Tri-County Health Department’s mission is to promote, protect and improve the lifelong health of individuals and communities in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties through the effective use of data, evidence-based prevention strategies, leadership, advocacy, partnerships and the promotion of health equity. The programs at TCHD that serve early care and education (ECE) professionals and families … Read more >

Bright by Text

Bright by Text is a text messaging service that helps parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age five make the most of everyday interactions. Through free tips, information, games and resources, Bright by Text is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, strengthen families, promote healthy child development, and improve school readiness. Each week, parents … Read more >