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

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

What are the kids doing this summer? It’s hard to think about summer when it’s snowing but registration for summer programs in Summit County can start as early as March/April! Don’t miss out! Information will be available from local organizations offering options for your children this spring and summer. Camps and clubs fill up fast!

March 19, 2019 Upper Blue Elementary 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

March 20, 2019 Dillon Valley Elementary 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria

Get your questions answered in person, find out what is being offered, and learn how and when to register:

Participating Organizations: 

(additional organizations added weekly)

Breckenridge Creative Arts

Breck Summer Day Camp

Early Childhood Options

Family & Intercultural Resource Center (FIRC)

High Country Soccer Association

Keystone Science School

Mountaintop Children’s Museum

Summit Endurance Academy

Summit County Government (Mountain Mentors)

Summit County Libraries

Summit Nordic Ski Club

The Cycle Effect

Town of Breckenridge

Town of Silverthorne

Woodward Copper