Services available to help parents:
Support expecting and new parents
Access family support and education
Find childcare and preschool
Insure your child’s early development
Improve early literacy
Find activities for parents and young children
Families are perhaps the most critical component of an early childhood system dedicated to promoting a healthy and happy development for young children.
Families are responsible for ensuring that their young children receive adequate food, shelter and medical attention, nurturing relationships at home and the full measure of opportunities for social, emotional and cognitive development that shapes the child’s eventual success in school and in life.
It is a daunting and sometimes overwhelming task, especially when young families are challenged by pressures of work, economic stress and finding adequate medical services and social and education activities.
FAMILY SUPPORT AND EDUCATION RESOURCES
Custer County Sharing Center
Family Crisis Services
719-275-1950; Dustin Elliott
Lighthouse Pregnancy Center
Mothers of Preschoolers
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) office
719-783-3700 or 719-275-1580;
Colorado Early Learning & Development Guidelines
Department of Human Services
Free/reduced entrance to various museums across the nation for individuals who qualify (SNAP/EBT)
Click to learn more: Museums for all