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October 29 Parenting Event at Hayden Valley Elementary

First Impressions of Routt County presents a Parenting and Pizza Session for parents of children ages birth to eight“Your child’s instruction manual is here….now what?”Join First Impressions and a panel of local experts to learn about the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines and website – www.earlylearningco.org. Parents will receive a copy of the guidelines and have your questions answered by a local early childhood expert, health…See More
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Stephanie Mason is now a member of First Impressions of Routt County
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September 24th First Impressions Annual Candidates Forum

The First Impressions Annual Candidates Forum is taking place today, September 24th from 11:30-1:00 in the County Commissioners Hearing Room which is located on the 3rd floor of the Routt County Historic Courthouse (522 Lincoln Avenue). Please join us in learning where candidates stand on issues facing families with young children ages birth to eight. A light snack will be provided.Candidates in attendance:Colorado House of RepresentativesRepresentative Diane Mitsch Bush (incumbent)Chuck…See More
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November 19 Parenting Session at the South Routt Community Center in Oak Creek

Posted by Stephanie Martin on November 13, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

First Impressions of Routt County presents a Parenting and Pizza Session for parents of children ages birth to eight



“Your child’s instruction manual is here….now what?”



Join First Impressions and a panel of local experts to learn about the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines and website – www.earlylearningco.org. Parents will receive a copy of the guidelines and have your questions answered by a local early…

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The Science of Early Childhood Development

Posted by Stephanie Martin on November 12, 2014 at 4:40pm 0 Comments

Check out this 4 minute video clip which gives a great summary of the critical development that occurs in the first five years of life.

http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/multimedia/videos/inbrief_series/inbrief_science_of_ecd/

October 29 Parenting Event at Hayden Valley Elementary

Posted by Stephanie Martin on October 20, 2014 at 10:09am 0 Comments

First Impressions of Routt County presents a Parenting and Pizza Session for parents of children ages birth to eight



“Your child’s instruction manual is here….now what?”



Join First Impressions and a panel of local experts to learn about the Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines and website – www.earlylearningco.org. Parents will receive a copy of the guidelines and have your questions answered by a local early… Continue

September 24th First Impressions Annual Candidates Forum

Posted by Stephanie Martin on September 24, 2014 at 6:13am 0 Comments

The First Impressions Annual Candidates Forum is taking place today, September 24th from 11:30-1:00 in the County Commissioners Hearing Room which is located on the 3rd floor of the Routt County Historic Courthouse (522 Lincoln Avenue). Please join us in learning where candidates stand on issues facing families with young children ages birth to eight. A light snack will be provided.



Candidates in attendance:

Colorado House of Representatives

Representative Diane Mitsch Bush… Continue

Contact information:

613 Oak Street/P.O. Box 772790
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Phone: 970-870-5270
Fax: 970-870-5260
E-Mail: firstimpressions@co.routt.co.us

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:

  • Accountability tools such as National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation or an Environmental Rating Scale assessment tool
  • Professional development through college credit classes
  • Child assessments via Results Matter and Ages and Stages Questionnaire
  • Program improvements via mini-grants
  • Ongoing mentoring and coaching provided through the Family Development Center in partnership with the Child Care Network
  • First Impressions Early Childhood Care and Education Scholarship Program
  • Social, emotional development programming
  • Colorado Child Care Assistance Program Tired Reimbursement
  • Colorado Preschool Program
  • Parent education opportunities

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

 

 
 
 

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