Early Childhood
Family Resources
A resource for all parents looking for information.
Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families believes that strong families and children create a valued, healthy, and thriving community. In addition, every family needs support at home, work and throughout the community to create a supportive environment. As a parent, grandparent, guardian or other family member of a young child, you are a critical teacher and resource. Here you will find resources to help with child care, your newborn baby or general parenting questions.

If you are looking for a resource you don't see, please call: 970-683-4303.
We are here to help!

Are you looking for childcare?

Do you need to find a child care or preschool program for your child? Are you unsure where to begin?

Contact Colorado Shines Child Care Referral and receive a FREE child care, preschool or summer camp referral including programs that most closely match your needs.  A referral specialist will collect some information from you and search a database of licensed programs near you.  This service is confidential and typically lasts about 10-15 minutes.  Referrals are not recommendations.  It is your responsibility to screen child care providers and decide who will best meet your family’s needs.

Call 1-877-338-2273

You can also search for child care and preschool options online by visiting coloradoshines.com

Local resources for parents of newborns
The Partnership for Children and Families knows that you are happy and excited about your new baby, and we wish you much joy and happiness as you begin your life with him or her.

We also recognize that parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world. With that in mind, we have put some materials together that will help you as you begin your journey with your newborn. It includes information about how babies grow and the importance of reading to them and having them listen to music. We have also included many community resources so that as questions or concerns arise, you will know who you can call for assistance.

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Community Family Resources Available
Mesa County is a caring, cooperative community that cares about all its citizens. The following resources are available to families 24 hours per day, 7 days a week:
Parent Help Line 1-800-CHILDREN
Domestic Violence Crisis Line 241-6704
Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect 242-1211


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