San Luis Valley Community

Resource Family Guide

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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.

719-420-0545

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?

www.early learningco.org

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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?

Provider

Parent Educators

Provider

Nurse, BSN, RN

Provider

Parent Family Community Engagment managers

Provider

Trained home

providers

Provider

Migrant Education

Program Educational

Advocates

Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility

  • 1st time moms
  • pregnancy - 2 years old
  • 200% federal poverty level

(based on client income alone)

  • All San Luis Valley Counties

Parents of children prenatal

to 5 years old

Alamosa, Conejos,

Costilla, Saguache

County Residancy

  • Families with children aged 3 to 4
  • Alamosa and Costilla county residency

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)

  • Families with children birth -3
  • low income or with additional risk factors.
  • All San Luis Valley counties Served

Description

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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

Contact

Contact

Contact

Contact

Contact

719-992-8297

Migrant Education

Program

719-937-4010

Early Childhood

Council

719-298-1572

SLV Area Health

Education Center

719-587-1048

Valley Wide Health

Systems

719-937-4010

Early Childhood

Council

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together

Provider

Provider

Provider

Provider

Provider

Working together Team members

Healthy Steps

Specialist

Child First Team:

Child Development specialist

& Care Coordinator

Trained Parent

Support Providers

Experienced Home

Visitors

Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility

Eligibility

Families with young children that want more info and support for their own child on everyday issues; Available at SLV Health pediatrician visits

  • Join NFP, PAT, HIPPY
  • or safe Care.
  • Have a child under 5 years old
  • All SLV Counties served
  • Enroll in eligible job/school training
  • Pregnant women or children birth -5
  • Children with difficult behaviors or developmental/learning delays
  • Families with many stresses
  • All San Luis Valley Counties served

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

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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.

719-589-3671

SLV Behavioral

Health group

Healthysteps.org

719-589-3671

SLV Behavioral

Health group

719-587-0538

Adelante Family

Services

719-589-3671

SLV Behavioral

Health group

719-589-3671

SLV Behavioral

Health group

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

Contact Directory

Lindsey Witz

LCO UPK Resource and Referral Manager

LCOresource@eccslv.org

719-214-6202

Amanda Atencio

Early Childhood Reference and Referral Coordinator

ecresource@eccslv.org

(719) 480-9506

Erica Maldonado

SLV Early Head Start

ehsfamilyservice@eccslv.org

Ph: 719.937.4010 ext. 103

Ramona Silva

PFCE

ehsfamily@eccslv.org

719-580-3014

Bryan Lindert

LCO/UPK Director

LCOdirector@eccslv.org