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


CCCAP: Reduced Copays

Reducing the cost of care for families participating in CCCAP

Reduce the Cost

Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention

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

Prevent Maltreatment

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultants

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

Increase Consultants


Early Literacy and Family Engagement

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

Access Family Resources

Family Voice Council

Elevating parent and caregiver participation in early childhood program design

Increase Participation

Health and Mental Health Grants

Helping providers create environments that support children's healthy development

Improve the Area of Care


Health and Mental Health Programs

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

Access Program-Based Funding

Increase School Readiness Through Home Visiting (HIPPY)

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

Increase School Readiness

Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)

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

Get In-Home Support


Promoting Safe and Stable Families

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

Get Funding

Support Children's Mental Health (Child First)

Enhancing the mental health and development of caregivers and young children

Improve Children's Mental Health