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Family Strengthening

Family Strengthening

Providing Comprehensive Support to Colorado Families

A strong and supportive early childhood system meets children and families where they are. CDEC provides communities and families with the support they need so children have a healthy environment in which to thrive. 

Learn more about our strategies to support Colorado families.

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Family Strengthening Activities

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CCCAP: Reduced Copays

Reducing the cost of care for families participating in CCCAP

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Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

Co-creating strategies to prevent child maltreatment directly with the community

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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants

Increasing the number of consultants to support child care providers and families

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Early Literacy and Family Engagement

Providing more accessible resources for families to support children's development

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Family Voice Council

Elevating parent and caregiver participation in early childhood program design

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Health and Mental Health Grants

Helping providers create environments that support children's healthy development

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Health and Mental Health Programs

Funding evidence-based programs for providers, including Incredible Years, Pyramid and Conscious Discipline

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Increase School Readiness Through Home Visiting (HIPPY)

Bringing support for children's success directly into the home setting

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Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)

Providing in-home support to MIECHV recipients in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency

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Promoting Safe and Stable Families

Funding support groups, adoption services, crisis intervention and other programs that strengthen families 

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Support Children's Mental Health (Child First)

Enhancing the mental health and development of caregivers and young children

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