Places to call and get evaluations or services:

 

 

 

Developmental Concerns - Motor skills, language acquisition, problem-solving, etc. (No or minor social-emotional concerns)

Contact the school district:

Public preschool (4 part-time days)

Developmental screening

Evaluations for special education services - including behavioral support.

The child needs to be 3

Delays need to be educationally relevant

The district is the best place to get services that are FREE.

Referral to services process can be 3 months or longer

--> Poudre School District

970-490-3040

ahafer@psdschools.org

www.psdschools.org/programs-services/integrated-services/child-find

--> Thompson School District

970-613-5762

patricia.hoffman@thompsonschools.org

www.thompsonschools.org

--> Estes Park R3

970-568-7406 ext. 3608

teresa_mccaslin@psdr3.k12.co.us

www.psdr3.co.us

Concerns about delays and progress

Contact Foothills Gateway

Early Intervention - Family support

Children under 3 years

Almost always free services

Program overview for parents

 

Referrals: Kelly Sokol

970-218-9194

eireferral@foothillsgateway.org

www.foothillsgateway.org

 

Primarily Social-Emotional  Concerns 

(developmental concerns might also be present)

Contact CAYAC - Child, Adolescent, & Young Adult Connections)

Assessment and mental health referrals

Care Coordination

Family support

Psychological evaluation and testing

Larimer County residents only

Calls returned within 48 hours

Free or low cost

 

970-221-3308

1302 S. Shields A1-3, Fort Collins

Mon - Fri 8 - 5

www.healthdistrict.org/cayac-team
 

Significant Social-Emotional Concerns 

(not developmental)

Contact Summit Stone Health Partners

Mental health treatment including psychiatric evaluation

Early childhood mental health consultations

Long term treatment

Services for all ages

Medicaid & insurance accepted

970-494-4200

referrals@summitstonehealth.org

www.summitstonehealth.org

Braindrops Play Therapy

LOCATED ABOVE THE BLUE SCHOOL! (209 E. Plum Street)

970-818-0882

 

Parents who need short term care for children with developmental disabilities

Contact Respite Care

Child care

Overnight care

Crisis care

Children need to have pretty severe delays or disabilities to enroll, usually.

1:3 ratios

970-207-9435

lauren@respitecareinc.org

www.respitecareinc.org

Speech Concerns

Children’s Speech and Reading Center

970-419-0486

1330 Oakridge Dr #10, Fort Collins, CO 80525

info@csrckids.org

https://www.csrckids.org

Aspen Speech Therapy

970-682-3743

1136 E Stuart #3120, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Kristi@aspenspeech.com

https://www.aspenspeechtherapy.com/


 

Motor Skills Development (OT Services)

(Lacking skills here can lead to behavioral concerns)

 

Kids Brain Tree - Maxine Haller

3932 John F Kennedy Parkway, Suite 10-F, Fort Collins CO 80525

970-818-8768

https://www.kidsbraintree.com
 

Blogs and Social Media

 

Teacher Tom - Teaching and learning FROM children. Inspiration about the importance of play

Janet Lansbury - Infant education - Discipline, play, crying and tantrums, social skills, language development and communication.

Amanda Fewell - Parent of foster/adoptive child and a child who has suffered trauma 

 

Mary Dravis-Parrish - Be You Parenting - Parents who need to hear some emphasis on laughter and positivity


 

Books

 

 

Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline

Dr. Becky BaileyParents needing long term answers or general parenting advice 
 

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

Joann Faber and Julie King

Parents needing immediate answers to general discipline OR for answers about extreme behaviors at home

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

Paul Tough

Parents wanting to know about character development for older children
 

The Importance of Being Little: What Preschoolers Really Need from Grownups

Erika Christakis

 

The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: raising Children with Courage, Compassion, and Connection

Brene Brown
 

The Book of Joy

Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams
 

Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children

Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman

 

The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today that will Shape Your Child’s Tomorrow

Lara Jana

Preschool and younger tips on appropriate development


Books to read to children:

D is for Divorce

How to Zap a Bully

 

Websites

 

 

Early Childhood Council of Larimer County

www.ecclc.org

 

Zero to Three

https://www.zerotothree.org

Pryamid Implementation for Families

https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/Implementation/family.html

 

Parenting and Development Tips and Info

www.onetoughjob.org

 

Free resources from Consious Discipline

https://consciousdiscipline.com/free-resources/free-for-all

 

 

Places to call to take a class or join a group or class

 

 

 

 

Divorced parents and other at-risk families

Contact Lutheran Family Services

Parenting classes: Divorced parents, parents of teens, anger management, discipline

Visitation and exchanges

Home visitation around safety issues

Faith-based services, but with missions to serve outside of the faith, many programs are curriculums set by non-faith programs

970-266-1788

2032 Lowe Street, Suite 200, Fort Collins

www.lfsrm.org

Children struggling with educational goals (older) and parents struggling to stay positive

Contact Be You Parenting

Empowered parent groups

Online courses

Books

Particularly good for parents and kids who struggle with issues of perfectionism

970-481-7853

www.beyouparenting.com

Resources for Parents

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