Teller/Park Early Childhood Council
PARK COUNTY - SOUTH PARK
EARLY CHILDHOOD RESOURCES
To search for licensed in-home and childcare facilities online please visit the Colorado Department of Human Services website:
For childcare questions and referrals contact:
As a contracted partner of Qualistar Colorado, Child Care Innovations operates a Child Care Resource and Referral Agency to locate licensed childcare in your community, serving Park and seven additional counties. Website: http://www.rrcc.edu/child-care-innovations
Edith Teter Preschool – 640 Hathaway St., Fairplay
Ages & Hours: Ages 2 ½ to 5 Half–day classes, 1-4 days per week depending upon age
Description: Developmentally appropriate learning activities, creative arts, large muscle movement, nutritious snacks, story time, music, dramatic play, field trips, speech and motor therapy, hearing and vision screening. Colorado Preschool Program/scholarships are available.
Director: Carla Scholl 719-836-4416
Bristlecone Montessori School – 272 N. Main St., Alma
Ages & Hours: Ages 2 ½ -12, Preschool 9-4 or 1/2 day 9-12; Elementary 8-4 B&A care available.
Description: Montessori preschool dedicated to nurturing a child’s natural curiosity and love of learning. Hands-on learning experiences in practical life, sensorial, language, math and culture. Program participates in the Colorado Preschool Program.
Lake George Charter Preschool - 38874 US Hwy 24, Lake George
Ages & Hours: Ages 3 through 5 years, AM and PM sessions available. Developmentally appropriate curriculum, special education services, Scholarships available through Colorado Preschool Program & tuition preschool. Follows school year calendar. http://www.lakegeorgecharterschool.org/
Contact: Patty Moore 719-748-3911
Colorado Childcare Assistance Program (CCCAP) – 59865 US Hwy 285
Bailey, CO 80421
This program can help qualifying families pay for child care. Serving all Park County.
Sex Offender Registry
Information concerning persons convicted of unlawful sexual behavior.
Peaceworks – 60615 us hwy 285, Bailey
The Mountain Peace Shelter, providing short-term emergency shelter for women and children victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other relationship violence. SafePets program to shelter resident pets and livestock. Empowerment Services Program, offering advocacy, referrals, court accompaniment, empowerment education employment assistance, and other support services. The Mountain Peace Boutique & Resale Shoppelocated in downtown Bailey. Website: http://www.peaceworks4u.org/
24hr Hotline: 303-838-8181
Victim Assistance - Park County Sheriffs Office
The Park County Sheriff’s Office Victim Services Program works in conjunction with law enforcement deputies to respond to crime victims and family survivors in cases of crimes against persons and families affected by violent and sudden death. Victim advocates provide crisis intervention, information, follow-up support and referrals as required by the Colorado constitutional amendment for victim rights. The Victim Services staff also acts as a liaison between the criminal justice system and the victim. Website: http://www.parkco.us/154/Victim-Services
To reach a Victim Advocate 24/7 call the Non-Emergency Dispatch at 719-836-4121, then press 5
Human Service Assistance Programs - 825 Clark St., Fairplay
• Food Assistance Program - Helps qualified individuals/families buy food.
• Medicaid Program - Medical Assistance for individuals/families who qualify
• Colorado Works/TANF - Provides financial and employment support for low-income families.
• Adult Financial - Financial Assistance for low-income adults, including Old Age Pension, Aid to Needy Disabled, Aid to the Blind, Supplemental Security Income/Colorado Supplement (SSI/CS), and Long-Term Care.
• Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) - Assistance with childcare costs for eligible families.
• Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) - Assistance with Heat costs. Application period is from November 1 through April 30 each year. http://www.energyoutreach.org/
TEFAP - Temporary Emergency Food Assitance Program - 1575 Sherman Street, 3rdFloor Denver, Colorado 80203
Description: Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income needy persons, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance.
WIC – Women, Infants, and Children - 825 Clark St., Fairplay
Ages served: birth to 5 years
WIC Program is a nutrition education and free food program. Provides breastfeeding education, health referrals, and supplemental food for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women as well as infants and children. Many working families qualify for WIC. Income requirements are higher than many other government programs Website: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ps/wic/index.html
285 Corridor Angels – Tiny Town to Fairplay
The purpose of our Angels is to help those in NEED. Concentrate on any one that is located on the 285 Corridor. Post needs online on the My Mountain Town 285 Angels Group or on facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1515917308652041/
Fairplay Adventist Community Food Bank - 801 Costello Ave. Fairplay
Hours: 9am-12pm on the Monday following the second Friday of the month
Government commodities and other foods; income and eligibility requirements.
Harris Park Bible Church - 2257 Shelton Rd. Bailey, CO 80421
Hours: Thursdays, Winter 3:30pm-5:30pm Summer 4pm-6pm
Food bank serves Park County residents & others, no income requirements, minimal paperwork, no appointments necessary.
South Park Food Bank - 530 Front St. Fairplay (entrance in rear of building)
Hours: 10am-1pm Saturday following the second Friday of the month
Wide variety of wholesome food including fresh produce provided to residents of South Park area; no income requirements but I.D. required for proof of residency. Emergency services are available at other times by appointment. Website: http://www.soparkcc.org/community.html
Call for Appointment: 719-836-3781
Food Pantry – Divide - Little Chapel of the Hills – 69 Cty Rd 5
Bags of groceries are given depending on the size of the family. (2-3 bags for a family of 4) Free the 1st time, and then a $2 donation is requested for subsequent visits. Distribution is on the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month from 3:30 to 6:30 PM on a first-come-first-serve basis. Website: http://www.littlechapelofthehills.com email: email@example.com
Call: 719- 322-7610
Fairplay Family Practice - Located in the Fairplay Pharmacy 45 Frontage Road Fairplay
Description: Family practice by nurse practitioner, JoAnn M. Kargul FNP-BC with a holistic approach that encompasses body, mind, and soul, accepts Medicaid and private insurance, and offers discounts for uninsured locals.
Call for an appointment: 719-836-0500
Timberline Clinic - 980 Main St., Fairplay
Call for Appointment: 719-836-3455
ST. Anthony Breckenridge Community Clinic Emergency Center - located in The Village at Breckenridge at the base of Peak 9
Our health care professionals specialize in emergency and urgent care, orthopedics and ski related injuries. The Flight For Life Colorado helicopter serves St. Anthony Breckenridge Community Clinic Emergency Center for severely injured or ill patients who may need immediate transport to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco or a Denver hospital. Website: https://www.stanthonymountainclinics.org
Park County Public Health Services - 825 Clark St., Fairplay
Description: Free Immunizations for children (VFC) immunizations for adults, case management services for children and pregnant women on Medicaid. Case management services for children with special needs under the HCP program. WIC program- Women, Infant Children Program which provides supplemental food and nutrition education for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under the age of five. Pregnancy testing, breastfeeding education, health education programs and public health emergency preparedness planning. Website: http://www.parkco.us/86/Public-Health
NEED HEALTH INSURANCE FOR YOUR KIDS? Colorado Health Plan Plus (CHP+) provides insurance to Colorado’s uninsured children under 18 whose family meets income guidelines. Apply online: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/child-health-plan-plus
Aspenpointe - 295 5th St Fairplay
Offers support services to assist the individual in recovery through a comprehensive whole-person approach. Counseling services include (but are not limited to): Individual Counseling, Family/Couples Counseling, Psychiatric Assessment, Medication Management, and Consultation and Referral Services. AspenPointe is the designated Medicaid mental health provider for Park County with offices in Fairplay and Bailey. There are no additional fees for Medicaid clients. Flexible appointments and times are available. Website: www.aspenpointe.org
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness – 10 E. Willamette Ave., Colorado Springs
Offers Free 12 week NAMI Family-to-Family class for families who have mentally ill loved ones. Support groups, resources, how to be an advocate, and classes, and Mental health professionals are available 24 hours a day. Website: http://www.namicoloradosprings.org/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAT - Parents as Teachers
Free child development program whose mission is to provide the information, support, and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. PAT provides support from a child development expert at home or other location to be your child’s best first teacher. Website: http://www.parkparents.org/
South Park Coordinator: Carla Scholl 719-836-4416
Fairplay Playgroup – Edith Teter Preschool, 640 Hathaway St., Fairplay
Description: Free program that offers developmentally appropriate playtime, music, art, story time and snack. Open to any child 0-3 years with a caregiver adult. No registration is needed, but we due ask that everyone pick one or the other day, participating on both days is not an available option. Meets twice per week during the school year. For information and current schedule go to: Website: http://www.parkparents.org/
Guffey Playgroup – Guffey - 1459 Main St, Guffey Library
Free program for children birth to 5 that offers age appropriate play, music and activities. Drop-ins welcome. Hours: Wed 11:00 facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/friendsofguffeylibrary/
Divide Playgroup – Divide - 11115 W. Highway 24
Playgroups for children Birth to 4 every Monday & Wednesday from 9:30 -11:00am at Community Partnership Family Resource Center, play area year round. On the north side of HWY 24, above McGinty’s on the northeast side of the building. FREE!
Call CPFRC: 719-686-0705
Child find is a free community screening program for early identification of developmental delays for kids from birth to 5 years old. This includes speech/language skills, motor skills, cognitive and social-emotional development, and vision and hearing screenings.
Platte Canyon Coordinator: Marilyn Sturek 303-679-7594
South Park Coordinator: Carla Scholl: 719-836-4416
Lake George Coordinator: Patty Moore 719-748-3911
TRE- The Resource Exchange - Park County, El Paso, & Teller
• EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT SCREENING
Description: Birth to 3 early childhood development evaluations. Areas that are evaluated are: Speech, coordination, social, and thinking skills. Families are given guidance, therapy and support to help promote their child’s development during their everyday routines. The program is provided at no cost to families. Website: http://www.tre.org/ and http://www.earlychildhoodconnections.org/
Contact: Hope Flansburg 303-816-0011
• FAMILY SUPPORT - TRE is a nonprofit whose mission is to build independence for people with developmental disabilities. Their programs include Early Intervention, Family Support, Children’s Extensive Support, Supported Living Services, Comprehensive Services and Transportation. Please call for more information.
For age 3 and up contact: Kim Harris 719-687-5047
Park County Public Libraries – General Info
Park County libraries provide services including Virtual Workforce Centers, business machines and internet access, book clubs, children’s story hours, summer reading programs, monthly Super Science Program and movies on Saturdays, community information, and volunteer opportunities. Website: parkcounty.colibraries.org
(Most libraries have facebook pages with current events listed)
Fairplay Public Library – 418 Main St., P.O. Box 592, Fairplay, CO 80440
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:00 - 5:00
Hartsel Community Library - 86 Valley Rd., Hartsel
Hours: Tuesday, Thurs., Sun 1:00 – 4:00, Sat. 10:00 – 1:00
Guffey Public Library - 1625b CR 102, Guffey
Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed & Sat, 11:00 – 4:00
Lake George Public Library - 37900 Hwy 24, Lake George
Hours: Mon - Thurs 12:00 – 4:30, Sat 10:00 – 2:00 Call for summer hours Email: email@example.com
Florissant Public Library – 18172 CR1, Florissant
Hours: Mon, Wed - Fri 10:00 – 5:00, Sat 10:00 – 2:00
Offers story times every Fridays at 10:00 AM at the Florissant Library. Website: http://rampart.colibraries.org
South Park Recreation Center - 1190 Bullet Rd. / P.O. Box 1075 Fairplay
Beach Entry Pool, Two Lap Lanes, Swim Lessons, Sauna, Fitness, Cardio Equipment, Machine Weights, Free Weights, Personal Trainers, Youth Programs, Care, Party, Conference Facilities, CPR & First Aid Classes, BMX track, Skate Park and more. Website: www.southparkrec.org
Boys and Girls Club of South Park - Fairplay - 360 9th St. / P.O. Box 2167 Fairplay
Boys & Girls Club serves youth ages 6-18, specializing in character, leadership development, education, health and life skills. Sports, fitness, art and drama programs, after school and summer camp in Fairplay and Bailey. Website: http://www.bgcsp.org/
Girl Scouts - Fairplay
firstname.lastname@example.org (to locate a troop)
Youth program whose goal is to develop leadership skills in girls aged 5-18 through hands-on, girl-led activities as they participate in local troops, camps, travel, or virtual on-line groups. Opportunity to discover girl’s personal best, connect with others, locally & globally and take action to make the world a better place. Program highlights include badges and awards, camps, crafts, community service, and friendship. Website: www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org
EMAIL Troop Leaders:
GRADE 2nd-3rd: Troop 43950: LEADERS: Gretchen Panicucci (email@example.com) Kathleen Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Carolyn Kasper (email@example.com)
GRADE Kindergarten-1st: Troop 43949: LEADERS: Kathleen Wilson is also a leader in this troop, Kerrie Lynn (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Stephanie Carpenter (email@example.com)
Girl Scouts of Colorado 303-778-8774 or 1-877-404-5708
4-H - Park County Fairgrounds, Fairplay
Park County 4H serves youth ages 5-18 and works in conjunction with the Colorado State University Extension Service. 4H offers projects to enrich skills, meetings to encourage social development and participation within society, camps, conferences, trips and exchange programs. Website: www.parkcofair.com
Park Alliance for Young Children (PAYC) P.O. Box 470 Alma, Co 80420
PAYC coordinates a group of parents and service providers whose mission is to better meet the needs of Park County’s young children and their families and to promote the creative utilization of existing resources and the development of additional resources. Areas of focus include health and fitness, coordinated screenings, parent support and education, and increased quality & availability of childcare and early education.
Contact: Carla Scholl 719-836-4416
Guffey News: Forum, blogs, more. Community announcements, local businesses, History & much more! Website: http://www.guffeynews.com/
Town of Fairplay: Events, road conditions, municipal code, etc. Website: http://fairplayco.us/
Platte Canyon Area Chamber of Commerce: Community event and business information. http://www.bailey-colorado.org/
Park County Fairgrounds: Events and concert information. Website: http://www.parkcofair.com/
South Park Heritage: Events, programs, outdoor recreation, lodging, camping, shopping, dining, etc. Website: http://www.southparkheritage.org/events
Teller/Park Early Childhood Council: Posts parenting resources and early childhood professional development workshops in the region. Website: http://tellerparkecc.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Teller-Park-Early-Childhood-Council-103416776406848/
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