Jefferson County Partners envision a community in which early childhood services are aligned to support and promote healthy, thriving young children and families.
Establish community understanding of the benefits of early childhood social-emotional health and develop a collaborative infrastructure that creates a lasting positive impact on the health of young children, their families, and the community.
- Colorado Community Health Alliance
- Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
- Jefferson Center for Mental Health
- Jefferson County Human Services
- Jefferson County Prosperity Project
- Jefferson County Public Health
- Jefferson County Public Schools
- Jefferson County Schools Foundation
- Lakewood Head Start
- Metro Community Providers Network
- TRIAD Early Childhood Council
- All families of young children have access to culturally and linguistically relevant integrated care (including a screening and referral process) that is affordable, effective, and readily available.
- Increase sustainable capacity of child care providers and align professional competencies across systems with fidelity in order to ensure consistent and sustainable high-quality care for young children.
- Increase capacity of already-existing home visitation programs by: 1) developing a coordinated system (or “canopy”) of communication and referral and 2) delivering better family support using mental health support and two-generation strategies.
- Using family-centered, family-directed, and culturally/linguistically-relevant approaches, increase protective factors for families who are struggling with domestic violence, child abuse, drug use, unemployment, homelessness, mental health, and poverty issues; streamline available family strengthening opportunities.
- Appropriate/timely developmental and social-emotional screenings are available to all children in the target area regardless of where they access the health care and early education systems.