Families “In the KNOW” with ECO

Early Childhood Options:  Connecting you to early childhood  resources in Summit County & beyond!


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For reading and activities to do with young children, check out these web sites!

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Bilingual Story Time-FIRC sponsors a bilingual story time the first Monday of each month at the Silverthorne Library.   Contact Noelle with questions at 970-262-3888 or email [email protected].

Early Childhood Directory-Looking for directory of services for young children in Summit County? 

Families of Exceptional Learners (FOEL) Support Group-FOEL is a community support group for families of children with special needs.  The group meets about once every 6 weeks throughout the school year from 6-7:30 pm.

For information about upcoming meetings contact Betty Sarber at 970-389-0808 or [email protected].

New Mom’s & Dad’s Group— The New Mom’s and Dad’s group meets Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 in the Teen Center in the County Commons across from the Department of Motor Vehicles.  The playgroup allows interaction between kids and parents in an informal, sit on the floor and play, environment.  The group provides support and camaraderie for parents in sharing the joys and challenges of parenting.

Contact Laura with questions at 970-668-9186 or [email protected].

Local Programs for Families with Young Children

Breckenridge Scholarship Program:  If you live and/or work in Breckenridge and need help paying for child care, please contact lease contact Jennifer McAtamney at [email protected] with questions.

Bright Beginnings:  Colorado Bright Beginnings’ programs are free for all Colorado parents of children, prenatal to age three and are available in both English and Spanish. Parents are given a bag of valuable books and materials that help educate and support them as parents. Visitors personalize the discussion and provide parents with resources and tools that support their individualized parenting questions and concerns. To schedule a visit or find out more, call Noelle Sivon, Families United Manager at FIRC, 970-262-3888  [email protected]

Child Care Resource & Referral at ECO: To find child care options in your community please contact our partners at Mile High United Way’s Child Care Options, providing child care resource and referrals for Colorado by phone at 877-338-CARE (2273), by email at [email protected] or by live chat Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

If you need help finding child care and/or preschool in Summit, Lake or Grand Counties, give us a call!  Call 970-406-3070 or email [email protected]

To find a quality early learning program in your community:  http://coloradoshines.force.com/ColoradoShines/families?p=How-to-Find-Quality-Child-Care

Summit County Early/Head Start:  An income qualifying program serving families with children prenatal-5 years.  Early/Head Start works in partnership with the families and the community in providing home visitation, preschool education, health services for children, and self-sufficiency services to the family.  Summit County Head Start  is a partnership between Summit County Government, Summit School District, Early Childhood Options and the Family & Intercultural Resource Center.  Applications are accepted year round.

Summit County Libraries:  Summit County has great libraries and  story times for children!