The Custer County Kids Council exists to help improve available services for young children and families by building a seamless network of early childhood providers through partnerships.
Perspectives and ideas from our nonprofit and healthcare organizations, school district, businesses, parents, and others in our community enrich our collaborative work and result in greater access for more children.The CCKC helps leverage and maximize resources, creates a sense of shared responsibility, and builds capacity to ensure sustainable early childhood support in our community.
It is ALL about partnerships within the Custer County community.
The Custer County Kids Council began as an informal meeting of organizations that provide activities, services and education for young children and families. From that meeting, a collaborative partnership formed to create an early childhood council to support our local organizations and help them communicate effectively with our community and one another.
CCKC Board Members and SupporterS
The CCKC Board and Supporters represent an important cross-section of our community. Please consider joining the CCKC as a board member, supporter or volunteer. Your participation will make a difference in the lives of young children and have a positive impact the future of our community.
Our CCKC Members
Elliott, Dustin - Starpoint; EI Director, Steering Committee Member
Clark, Kathy - CCKC Chair
Green, Elizabeth - Retired Nurse, CCKC Secretary
Sandstedt, Erika - Solvista Mental Health, Steering Committee Member
Jenkins, Lori - Kindred Kids Child Advocacy Center
Lockhart, Laura - Custer County Human Services; DHS Director
McCaffery, Angela - WCC Library; Youth Services Coordinator
Crabtree, Jackie - Custer County School District C1 Superintendent
Newcomb, Doreen - Retired Teacher
Philia, Kim - Colorado Family Guidance
Wyatt, Sherry - Custer County Public Health, Immunization Nurse
Shehorn, Angela - Director-Children First; CCR&R coordinator
Caldwell, Michelle - Parent representative
Bertelsen, Sara - Custer County School District C1 Nurse
Henderson, Carolina - Custer County School District C1 Early Childhood Director
Benson, Jordan - Custer County School District C1 School Board Member
Pryor, Amber - SC-BOCES, Director of Special Education
Our CCKC supporters
Jackson, Elliot - WCPA-Jones Theater
Laurila, Linnea - Sangres Art Guild; Art Encounters for Children
Newton, Fawnda - Counselor
Day, Kevin - Custer County Board of County Commissioners
Sydney Benesch - C-1 School District Assistant Principal
Our steering committee
Beth Green – SECRETARY
Stacy Terrill-CCKC Coordinator
Laurie Yarger- CCKC Community Engagement Coordinator
Rachel Curtis- CCKC Finance/Marketing Coordinator