FAQ’s

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ECECC FAQs:

ECECC is happy to provide as many answers to your questions as we can to help you and your children. Please look through the list of child care, and community or early childhood assistance questions below to see if the information will help you. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please contact us and we’ll do our best to get the answer for you!

What does ECECC do?

• Build and support partnerships with community and agency organizations
• Provide information to families to facilitate connection to services and supports
• Build public awareness of early childhood services and issues
• Promote and support high quality professional development
• Strengthen and support community-based mental health services that serve young children
• Strengthen coordinated efforts to support the health and wellness of children

Can ECECC offer my family counseling services?

No, not directly. We can refer you to our partners at Centennial Mental Health. You can call them at (303) 646-4519 or visit their website- www.centennialmhc.org/. They offer education, evaluations, individual, family and group therapy for early child, children, teens, adults.

Where do I go to register my child for school?

Elizabeth C-1 Schools: (303) 646-4441 www.elizabeth.k12.co.us/
Kiowa Schools: (303) 621-2042 www.kiowaschool.org
Elbert Schools: (303) 648-3030 www.elbertschool.org
Big Sandy Schools: (719) 541-2291 www.bigsandy.ppboces.org

I need assistance for my child’s disability, can ECECC help?

Contact P2P Colorado at 1-877-472-7201 or www.p2p-co.org/for help with disability matching or you can call PEAK Parent Center for disability specific questions 1-800-284-0251.

I think my child may have trouble learning, what do I do?

Share your concerns with child’s teacher or principal. Your child would need to go through an evaluation to determine eligibility and identification. Please contact Peak Parent Center at (800) 284-0251 for more information.

My child has difficulty paying attention, could it be ADHD?

Many parents worry about this question. It is important to observe your child in different environments as the answer comes from assessments from child, family, doctors and teachers working as a team. Information about ADHD is available via internet such as www.chadd.org/, or locally at Centennial Mental Health Center,
(303) 646-4519.

My child is three years old and I am worried about his/her development, is something wrong?

Trust your instincts and contact your local school district to set up an evaluation to determine eligibility and identification. For help navigating the process, please contact Peak Parent Center at (800) 284-0251.

I am concerned about my infant/toddler’s development,
where do I go for help?

Your child may benefit from early intervention supports and services. To request a free evaluation, call Early Intervention Colorado (888) 777-4041.

What do I do when my child’s behavior is out of control?

Talk to your Pediatrician for underlying health problems like chronic ear aches, or contact Centennial Mental Health Center at (303) 646-4519 for information regarding a social/emotional behavioral assessment.

I am having trouble navigating the ILP/IEP (Special Education) process, where do I go for help?

Please contact Peak Parent Center- www.peakparent.org/ or (800) 284-0251. Your school principal can also help you with any questions you may have.

Do I qualify for WIC? Where do I go?

Tri-County Health Department administers the WIC program min Elbert County, they are available once per month at Frontier High School in Elizabeth, to schedule an appointment please call Merikay (303) 745-5858.

Is tuition financial assistance available for my preschooler?

Yes, in some cases. For more information, please contact your local preschool director.
Elizabeth C-1 Schools: (303) 646-4441 www.elizabeth.k12.co.us/
Kiowa Schools: (303) 621-2042 www.kiowaschool.org/
Elbert Schools: (303) 648-3030 www.elbertschool.org/?
Big Sandy Schools: (719) 541-2291 www.bigsandy.ppboces.org

I am interested in becoming a licensed childcare provider,
where do I go?

Please start the process by contacting Child Care Connections (719) 638-2070. They will be able to help you get started in the licensing process.

I need child care for my family while I work, where do I find it?

Please start the process by contacting Child Care Connections (719) 638-2070
or www.childcareconnections.net/.They will be able to help you locate the child care provider that best meets your needs.

Is there a public health program available for my family?

Yes, Elbert County Health and Environment offers a variety of health, nursing, and physician services, they accept all types of insurance plans. You may contact them at: www.echealth.org or (303) 621-3144

My family needs health insurance, where do I go?

You may contact Elbert County Department of Social Services to see if you qualify, and to begin the application process. (303) 621-3198.

I think I qualify for food stamps, where do I go?

You may contact Elbert County Department of Social Services to see if you qualify, and to begin the application process. (303) 621-3198.

How do I know if my children qualify for free or reduced lunch at their school?

Contact your local school office.
• Elizabeth C-1 Schools: (303) 646-4441 www.elizabeth.k12.co.us/
• Kiowa Schools: (303) 621-2042 www.kiowaschool.org/
• Elbert Schools: (303) 648-3030 www.elbertschool.org
• Big Sandy Schools: (719) 541-2291 www.bigsandy.ppboces.org