PROMISES FOR CHILDREN is United Way’s commitment to early childhood education in Weld County. It is a community partnership dedicated to improving the wellbeing of all children in Weld County by focusing on the critical growth and brain development period from pre-birth to 8 years of age to promote school readiness and lifelong success. As Weld County’s Early Childhood Council, Promises for Children oversees several programs and services for children and families in Weld County. WELD COUNTY’S EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL: part of a state-wide network of councils, a place for collaboration on county-wide early childhood development. BEST START FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS: 10-week program teaching parents and caregivers necessary parenting skills they may not otherwise have access to. BRIGHT BEGINNINGS: short visitations helping parents understand childhood development, parenting best practices, and available community resources. United Way of Weld County
CHILD CARE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: subsidizes professional child care for lowincome working families and student parents. CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL: referrals and information for high quality child care via phone and internet. EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION SERVICES: professional development and Qualistar quality ratings support for child care providers. FAMILY BUSINESS SOLUTIONS: works with local businesses to create family friendly work environments and facilitates employer-sponsored childcare financial assistance. FFN-PASO (FAMILY, FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR - PROVIDERS ADVANCING SCHOOL OUTCOMES): teaches Spanish-speaking home-based providers childhood development and child care best practices. LOVE TO LEARN CONFERENCE: annually offers child care providers continuing education credits. RAISING A READER: engages parents in a routine of daily “book cuddling” with their children to foster healthy brain development and early literacy skills. DIRECT GRANTS: fund community programs and services that advance early childhood education.
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