The Colorado-National Collaborative/Essentials for Childhood Coordinator supports suicide prevention efforts in Montezuma County by helping to build a sustainable coalition which implements the CNC suicide prevention model (CNC), and tackles the issues around economic stability and supports regarding food and childcare through data-driven collective impact (EfC).
WIC is an educational and supplemental nutrition program for pregnant women, infants, and children 1-5 years old. Appointments are made to evaluate the nutritional health of the family and tailored food package checks are then issued for each participant.
Visit the Nurse-Family Partnership website to read stories from first-time moms and learn more about available resources and support.
Bright by Three is a statewide non-profit organization that provides parents, soon to be parents, and caregivers educational tools, books, and games. This is a no-cost program that focuses on the critical 0-3 years of a child’s life. BB3’s bags contain age-appropriate information for child’s development, books for the children, a parent guide, and guides about the importance of reading and language development!
Reach Out and Read program is a literacy promotion program that provides education and books for parents to read to their children. This is encouraging, satisfying, and has been proven to increase literacy rates by having a love of books. Each child from 6 months to 5 years old is given a new age-appropriate book to take home when they get immunizations at Montezuma County Public Health. Their parents receive tips on reading and developmental milestones and sometimes a role model for reading.