Parenting Resources

Parenting Classes offered around the community

Nurturing Parenting

Strengthening Families – Social Services

Parenting Through Divorce – CASA

Abriendo Puertas – Early Childhood Options

Insurance for Children

CHP+/Medicaid enrollment assistance offered at FIRC

 

Childcare/Preschool Assistance

Early Childhood Options http://www.earlychildhoodoptions.org/

Summit School District Preschool

 

Car Seats
Colorado Child Passenger Safety http://apps.coloradodot.info/carseats/

Family Services

Colorado Peak This site allows you to pre-screen yourself to see if you are eligible for a variety of state assistance programs such as Food Stamps and Medicaid. http://www.colorado.gov/benefits

Social Services and Public Health -Apply for state services such as Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Child Care Assistance and LEAP utility assistance -Child Protection and Adult Protection services -Immunizations, Nurse Family Partnership Program and services for pregnant wome.

Located in the Medical Office Building 360 Peak One Drive in the town of Frisco in the hospital complex 970-668-9160 http://www.co.summit.co.us/departments.html

Sleep & Bedtime

Sleeping After Having a Baby (based on a new study reporting that it can take 4-6 years to reclaim your sleep debt from a newborn!)
– Specialized sleep guides for children with ADHD and/or Autism
The Ultimate Guide to Bedtime

Here’s the link where you can check all these out: https://www.mattressadvisor.com/sleep-resources/#parents

Child Development Resources

Development

Zero to Three http://www.zerotothree.org/

Early Childhood Colorado http://www.earlychildhoodcolorado.org/

Resources for Parents and Families http://www.naeyc.org/play/parents

Early Head Start National Resource Center http://www.Ehsnrc.org

Families First Colorado – 24/7 Hotline for Parenting Support 1-877-695-7996

Health and Nutrition

American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.aap.org/

Infant Nutrition and Feeding http://www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Topics/FG/CompleteIFG.pdf

Alliance for a Healthier Generation http://www.healthiergeneration.org/

WIC Food and Nutrition http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/

WIC Food and Nutrition – Breastfeeding http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/Breastfeeding/sp-breastfeedingmainpage.HTM

Preparing for Kindergarten

 Reading Tips for Parents

 

Kindergarten Round-Up for Summit School District

Kindergarten Round-Up 2019 Flyer

 

Kindergarten Home Visits

FIRC and Summit School District have partnered to make it possible for every family with an incoming Kindergartner to receive a home visit prior to the first day of school. The purpose of these visits is to extend a warm welcome to families in the place where they feel most comfortable–their homes. The teacher and student get to know each other before the first day, parents get their questions answered with individual attention, and families learn about available community resources. Parents with an incoming Kindergartner should expect to be contacted by their school in August, to set up a 20 minute visit in the days prior to the start of school. Visits can take place at the family’s home, at the school, or at another community location. For more information contact Ruth Hendricks: ruthh@summitfirc.org