VISION

Jefferson County Partners envision a community in which early childhood services are aligned to support and promote healthy, thriving young children and families.

MISSION

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.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

  • 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

GOALS

  • 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.