Would you like support at home with child development, challenging behaviors, and community resources? There are many Home Visitation Programs in Adams County. To download our Home Visitation Poster with contact information of every program, click here: Home Visitation Poster
If you are a professional and would like to refer a family, here is a referral form: English; Spanish
Nurse Family Partnership (NFP): first-time parents can receive in-home visits with a nurse about every other week who monitors child development and helps parents learn skills for healthy pregnancy and positive parenting.
Tri-County Health Department NFP Program: 303-255-6246
Parents as TeachersPAT at Shiloh House– is an evidence-based home visiting program for all families with children from prenatal to kindergarten age. Shiloh’s trained parent educators partner with families to promote school readiness through parent-child activities, discuss parenting strategies, and support family well-being. Shiloh House offers this program free of charge to families. Enroll your child today! Serving Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties 303-932-9599 x805
Parents as Teachers (PAT): This home-based parent education program is serving more than 300 kids in Adams County. Certified Parent Educators share information with parents on child development, learning, and health. Works with families with children prenatal through 5 years old.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY): An evidence-based parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their 3, 4, and 5 year old children for success in school and beyond. HIPPY is a peer-delivered model where trained home visitors provide weekly home visits, working one-on-one with parents of preschool aged children. In addition to weekly home visits, the program provides monthly group meetings.
To enroll for the 2019 HIPPY program call 720-523-2824.
SafeCare: An evidence-based program offering in-home services that support, mentor, and empower families in understanding the health, development and safety needs of their young children (geared for children 0-5 years of age).
Nurse Support Program (NSP): The Nurse Support Program is a nurse home visitation program for families that live in Adams County. The nurses visit in the home to help families with parenting and health questions, finding resources to reach employment and financial goals, have a healthy pregnancy, improve the health of their children, and to find community resources. Call Mary Doran at 303-815-0046.
Bright By Three (formerly known as Bright Beginnings) – trained home visitors meet with parents and other caregivers and provide a three-step program to support healthy child development during the critical first three years of life. Bright By Three’s program materials are research-based and include books, learning games, information on child health, development and care, adult-child reading materials, as well as information on language development, early literacy and providing positive guidance and discipline. Bright By Three program materials are completely free and universally available to any parent or other caregiver who cares for a child 0-36 months.
Bright By Text – free tips by text for parents and caregivers of children age 0-5 years of age. Enrollment is fast and easy: text BRIGHT to 274448. Bright By Text messages are targeted to the age and developmental stage of a child and include learning games, health, safety and development information, as well as local resources. www.brightbythree.org/bright-by-text
Classes for Parents/Caregivers
ECPAC is supporting parenting classes year-round through our partner agencies in Adams County. Due to COVID-19 in-person classes/groups are limited. Please call Melissa at 720-701-0044 to find out more about what is available.
Circle of Parents in Recovery Group: This group is open to parents and caregivers in recovery from a substance use disorder as an opportunity to support one another as parents in the journey of recovery.
This group is currently being offered online: Click HERE for more information.
Coffee and Conversation– Bringing families together to discuss & share information/topics related to children with special needs. Held monthly with The Arc of Adams County facilitating the group. Childcare available by request and with confirmation.
“The Best Start” – learn ways of setting boundaries, communicating, and instilling kindness and self-confidence, all while connecting with other parents and caregivers.
Early Literacy and Language Development: With these classes you will learn strategies for encouraging: Early literacy/reading skills in children who are learning two languages, social-emotional literacy in young children, early learning through storytelling, young children’s cultural identity and relationships that promote early language and literacy development. Developing these skills prior to kindergarten has been shown to lead to successful school experiences. We deliver 2 curricula:
Cradling Literacy: provides instructional materials for early childhood caregivers to build knowledge and skills in nurturing early language and literacy in young children from birth to 5 years; supplemental materials provided.
Motheread/Fatheread Colorado: This nationally recognized course uses children’s books, adult poems and narratives to help parents encourage essential literacy skills like: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Using the context of their daily lives, parents learn how they can help their children learn to read. These 10 sessions will also help you build stronger bonds with your child as you share reading time.
The “Read With Me” program provides children ages 12 months through 8 years with a strong foundation for literacy by helping them develop early reading skills through quality interaction with adults. Interactions are created through shared reading experiences using specific, empirically-proven, interactive reading strategies that create opportunities to read with children – rather than simply to them.
How to Read Your Baby (aka: Partners In Parenting Education or PIPE): these classes, for parents of young children 0 to 3 will establish an enhanced sense of attachment between parents and children. Classes also include a focus on self-care, early literacy, and how to encourage play, language development, and boundaries.
Bringing the Protective Factors to Life is a weekly workshop for parents and caregivers of children 0-8 years old and focuses on ways of keeping families healthy and strong.
Grandparents As CareGivers– Are you a grandparent or caregiver? We invite you to attend this FREE six-week class through our partnership with GRANDcares project.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers: In this program, grandparents learn to take care of themselves, so that they are well to take care of others. During the 6 weeks, grandparents learn self-care, communication skills and stress management tools and strategies for their personal well-being.
Love and Logic: Class to support parenting of children of all ages. Offered on a monthly basis – call 303-853-3843 for information
Seedlings: Parents of children 0-18 months old and pregnant moms will nurture the seeds of hope, strength, knowledge and love within themselves and each other as each family prepares to nurture a new child.
Anythink Libraries has a variety of classes and clubs for adults, including “Mindfulness,” “Tech Help Drop-Ins,” “Legal Self-Help,” and “Computer and Internet Basics.” For the most updated dates/times, visit the website: https://www.anythinklibraries.org/events
Coffee and Conversation-Bringing families together to discuss & share information/topics related to children with special needs. Held monthly with The Arc of Adams County facilitating the group. Childcare available by request and with confirmation.
Friends & Family Support Group – A group of families, friends, and individuals whose lives are touched by mental illness. Meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 7:00-9:00PM. Call 303-853-3770 or email Sheryl Bain at [email protected] for more information.
Family Tree Support Group – for those who have experienced domestic violence – flyer