135 6th Street/P.O. Box 772790
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Our Mission is that First Impressions of Routt County works to ensure that young children will be provided adequate resources and quality programs to promote healthy development and school readiness.
Our Vision is that The First Impressions Council strengthens the community’s collaborative web of resources where children and families experience dignity and a sense of belonging.
With 90% of brain development occurring before the age of 5, it is critical to have kids ready to learn when they enter Kindergarten. The First Impressions Early Childhood Council is a coalition of leaders across Routt County representing families, government, businesses, early education, health, mental health and family support services who are committed to working together on behalf of our youngest children. It is through this collective impact that First Impressions helps connect the dots for parents and early childhood teachers and acts as the funding mechanism to streamline and build resources that benefit families with young children.
The First Impressions Best Practices Program supports early childhood care and education programs and providers with the following:
Please see the First Impressions 2012 Annual Report for more information and check out the First Impressions Smart Start video: http://firstimpressionsofrouttcounty.org/video/first-impressions-investing-in-the-first-five-years