San Luis Valley Community
Resource Family Guide
Need Child Care ?
Have a 3 or 4 year old with Preschool needs ?
Your child may qualify for a minimum of 10 hours of free Preschool per week .Check out the Colorado Universal Preschool offerings!
Colorado Shines offers help finding child care to fit your needs Including : Centers, schools, child care homes, head start
and Early head Start, Overnight camps, and military family assistance.
Who is the program for? Pregnant moms, infants, and toddlers through age three who live in the San Luis Valley. Eligibility is based on income, Specific Public Assistance, and family need. Total household income must be within federal poverty guidelines. We encourage all types of families to apply, especially families with children who have disabilities or other special needs and families who are learning English as a second language.
What is Early Head Start? Early Head Start (EHS) is a child development program designed to work with the family to empower the parent(s) with good parenting skills and support services. Services are at no cost to Families Through daily child care at local childcare centers and individualized visits with a trained Family Educator, the EHS program enhances children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development, assists pregnant women in accessing comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care, supports parents' in their parental roles AND helps parents move toward self-sufficiency. We do not provide daily transportation to and from the center. However, we may be able to provide transportation in certain circumstances in conjunction with other community agencies.
Why should YOU and YOUR FAMILY be interested? Parents are active participants in their child’s education from the very beginning! Early Childhood Council EHS will provide you with educational services, health services, nutrition education and assistance in finding other community resources your family may need! Call today! Space is limited!
What sites are available?
Children’s Garden Early Learning Center- Alamosa - Gingerbread House -Alamosa
Centennial Early Learning Center- San Luis - Tiny Hands- Blanca
Sargent Early Learning- Sargent - Haskin Child Care Center- Center
Center Head Start- Center
To enroll in Early Head Start… Call the San Luis Valley Early Head Start at (719)937-4010 and ask for a Family Manager ! The EHS Program Staff will be available to answer questions or assist with completing an application.
Living Water Church at
2910 Clark St. Alamosa Colorado
Need in-home help?
HOW CAN HOME VISTATION
BENEFIT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?
Teaching parenting skills and modeling effective techniques
Promoting early learning in the home
Providing information and guidance on a wide range of topics
Conducting screenings and providing referrals
Screening children for developmental delays
Connecting families to other services and resources as appropriate
Evidence-based home visiting programs help children and families get off to a better, healthier start.
Off to a GREAT START!
What is developmentally appropriate for your child’s age?
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SAN LUIS VALLEY HOME VISITING COALITION
Every family is unique with different family members, different cultures & values, and different needs.
We are fortunate in the San Luis Valley to have several prenatal/early childhood home visitation programs that fit the needs of families in different ways.
Please contact any program for assistance or more information.
Any door is the right door!
Growing your family?
Nurse, BSN, RN
Parent Family Community Engagment managers
(based on client income alone)
Parents of children prenatal
to 5 years old
Families who work in temporary or seasonal agriculture with children age 0-22 who have moved outside the school district in the last 3 years.
(even if temporary)
Parent Educators work with parents during critical early years of their lives, from conception to kindergarten. We offer fun activities, resources, materials, support, socialization opportunities
PFCE Managers work with expectant families- children up to the age of 3.Focusing on child development, family goal setting, child health, and parent education. Weekly visits and socialization opportunities
Experiences home visitors provide parents with skills and resources to interact positively with their children to achieve school readiness.
Early childhood educational advocates make home visits to assess kindergarten readiness through check lists and activities. Home learning is supplemented with ReadyRosie, LENA, language, and kids math programs to ensure children are ready to accel in their education.
Home visits provided by registered nurses who focus on the mother's personal health, provide guidance and information on child development and assist families in accessing community resources
SLV Area Health
Valley Wide Health
Working together Team members
Child First Team:
Child Development specialist
& Care Coordinator
Families with young children that want more info and support for their own child on everyday issues; Available at SLV Health pediatrician visits
Free, Voluntary, Flexible program
for parents of children birth - 5
All San Luis Valley counties served
Families with a need
All San Luis Valley Counties Served
provides a new comprehensive approach to heal care that support mother/fathers in their role as a nurturers of the emotional, behavioral, intellectualm and pyscical growth of their children
Free help to get:
a Better job, your GED, Job Certificates, College level course
Working together provides support around education and employment resources
Parent Support program that offers weekly home visits covering Safety, Health and parent/child interactions.
Each topic is 6 weeks
Placement prevention that improves the health and wellness of children, youth and families by providing tailored services that create healthy relationships and safe homes.
Works as your partner, listening closely to understand your goals and what is important to you and your child and family. Helps you build strong, loving relationships with your children to heal and protect them form the many stresses and challenges in their lives.
We understand that as a family there may be some additional resources you would like to look into. We have complied available resource for you to review. If you need some help or extra assistance in getting connected please contact us!
New to the area? Need food or housing assistance? Or maybe Doctor information for your family ? Visit the link below for a wide variety of helpful resources including Basic needs, emergency resources, Health, Parent resources, Family Activities, youth education and support services, and Childcare and early learning
Early Childhood Council
LCO UPK Resource and Referral Manager
Early Childhood Reference and Referral Coordinator
SLV Early Head Start
Ph: 719.937.4010 ext. 103