Programs for Families

Parenting Classes

Early Childhood Partners offers the Incredible Years parenting class free of charge, and with dinner and child care included in both English and Spanish throughout the year. This parenting program is proven to strengthen parent-child interactions and attachment, reduce harsh discipline, and foster each parent’s ability to promote social, emotional, and language development in children. The Incredible Years parenting class is evidence based, 14 weeks per session, and continues to be a community favorite, so spots fill quickly! We recommend getting on a waitlist to secure a space in upcoming sessions.

Home Visitation Programs

Healthy Families America (HFA) is one of the leading family support and evidence based home visitation programs in the United States. We believe early, nurturing relationships are the foundation for healthy development. A rich and varied set of resources including knowledge, skills, and attitudes toward parenting can help ensure parents establish close, positive relationships with their children. Healthy Families helps parents develop their personal resources to improve family functioning, strengthen the parent-child relationship, promote child well-being, and prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Healthy Families Vail Valley utilizes the Healthy Families America framework, because we know that through supporting families, we are building a stronger community and future.

Family Leadership Training Institute

FLTI is a program created with families and for families. The curriculum equips families with knowledge and skills to support their engagement with systems at the individual, community, and policy level. Once accepted, emerging family and community leaders participate in a 20 week training that integrates personal and child development, leadership skill development, civic literacy, and civic engagement. The learning experience utilizes a proven implementation model grounded in diversity, shared leadership, and respect for the unique assets of each community.

 

Early Childhool Mental Health Consultation

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) is defined as building the capacity of early childhood professionals and parents to promote young children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health, while simultaneously improving child care quality, and supporting both children and families with individual needs. Positive relationships are critical for healthy development in the early years, but it isn’t always easy to accomplish alone.

Finding Child Care

Finding the right child care program can be stressful, and a challenge.  We know that having high quality child care is critical for a families ability to work, and to thrive in our community. 

There are many helpful resources to assist with finding child care, learning about quality care, and finding out who to contact.  Start here!