Supports for Families Impacted by Child Care Closing
In response to the recent closing of a local child care center and family child care home, Alliance for Kids is sharing resources available for families.
- If you or your child are in need of mental health support, providers are available to meet your needs. For a list, please click here.
- If you are in need of child care or need more information about programs, visit ColoradoShines.com or call the Colorado Shines Child Care Resource & Referral Line: 877-338-2273
Welcome to FamilySPEAK! This site is a tool for strengthening families by providing family support, parent education and knowledge in one accessible location. Providing resources and supports positively impacts our community as families thrive and children develop their potential.
FamilySPEAK is maintained by Alliance for Kids (AFK), El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council. AFK, guided by the Colorado Early Childhood Framework, works to implement a comprehensive Strategic Plan through the work of its three standing committees which align with the focus areas of the Framework: Family Support & Education, Health & Well-Being, and Learning & Development
Education & Support Pathways
Parenting & Beyond
In its collaboration with community organizations, FamilySPEAK comes across ideas, resources, and opportunities that fall outside our main topics…we’ve shared them below.
FamilySPEAK brings you class information on the calendar page, including those that meet court ordered requirements. Our Video Library offers an Early Learning and Development Guideline series to increase your knowledge as a parent or caregiver. The Supports menu provides resources for families, schools, and the community; promoting education on positive parenting, reducing the stress of parenting, nurturing caring relationships, increasing knowledge of child development, connecting to supports, and helping your child manage feelings and relationships.
Family Success Stories
"I wanted to let you know my daughters attended the Kidpower class this last weekend and they loved it. We did the family workshop - they learned so much; they feel more prepared if they come across a situation with a bully or stranger. I just wanted to say thank you for referring us."
"Just got a chance to check out the new website. It was great! Very easy to navigate and has so much great information. I will be using it on a regular basis. Even answered some discipline struggles I am having with my little guy in the parents tip sheets."
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