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Child Care

Child Care Resource & Referral  (CCR&R) specialists help families by providing referrals to child care, financial assistance, information and education about the quality and availability of care. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-877-338-2273 or learn more here.

Home Based Parenting Education Programs that visit the homes of parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role and provide parenting education services in the family setting [read more].
Colorado Early Childhood Councils Have a new baby or young child but not sure where to start? Contact your local early childhood council for information on child development and care, home visiting programs, health and mental health, early learning, as well as parent education and support.
Parenting Helplines Programs that operate a telephone counseling and information line that parents can call when they have childhood development questions, need advice regarding a specific parenting problem or need a referral for parenting resources.
Expectant/New Parent Assistance Programs that provide services for expectant or new parents to prepare them for the impact that a newborn will have upon their lives. Included is information about the care of an infant such as bathing techniques, diapering, feeding cycles and infant and childhood illness and later, walking, talking, toilet training and other development skills [read more]. 
Parenting Skills Classes Programs that teach skills that enable parents to deal with a broad spectrum of child rearing problems which may include sibling rivalry; school behavior and performance; poor self-esteem; shyness; drug use; sexual promiscuity; and the whole range of negative, acting-out behaviors [read more]. 
Health First Colorado Nurse Advice Line

The Health First Colorado Nurse Advice Line is staffed by nurses who can answer questions about medications and when to see a doctor for Health First Colorado/Medicaid members. 

Connect for Health Colorado For more information about health insurance options, plans, or cost, check out Connect for Health Colorado, the state's insurance marketplace.
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

It's normal for some children to struggle with making friends, getting along with others, managing their "big" feelings, or adjusting to life changes. Learn more about how to support them while caring for yourself.

 

Safe Sleep

Sleeping Baby Safe Recommendations on how to keep your baby sleeping safe from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Safe Sleep for Your Baby FAQ Sheet How to reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and other sleep-related causes of infant death for your baby.

 

Support Groups

Parent Support Groups Mutual support groups for parents who share a common characteristic or circumstance such as being single parents, dual career parents, multiple birth parents, parents with children who are out of control, or parents of children with disabilities, who come together for educational and social purposes as well as for mutual support [read more]. 
Adoption and Foster/Kinship Care Support Groups Mutual support groups whose members are individuals who have adopted a child or are considering or in the process of adoption, birth parents who relinquished a child for adoption, people who were themselves adopted, foster care providers, children in foster care, kinship caregivers, etc. [read more]. 

 

Breastfeeding & Nutrition

Breastfeeding Support Programs Programs that provide information and instruction concerning appropriate techniques for nursing an infant for expectant parents or new mothers.
Breast Milk Banks Programs that collect and store milk from the mammary glands of women who are willing to donate it for use with infants whose own mothers have no milk and who are unable to use milk from cows or goats.
Women, Infants, and Children WIC provides healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to other services for families who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under age five healthy.
Formula/Baby Food Programs that supply infant formula and/or baby food, usually in addition to other groceries.
Food Stamps/SNAP A program that enables low-income and indigent households to obtain an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card which can be used in most grocery stores to purchase food [read more].

 

 

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