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Early Childhood Connections

202 Clark Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428

(970) 527-3119


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The goal of the Early Childhood Connections Program within the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division for Developmental Disabilities is to ensure that families have quick access to a coordinated, interagency, community-based system of early intervention. The supports and services provided to eligible children and their families are as follows:
Designed to meet the full range of developmental needs of each child and the needs of their families as related to their child's development;
Selected in collaboration with the infant's or toddler's family based on the concerns, priorities, and resources of the family;
Provided in conformity with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP);
Based on appropriate evidence-based practices and related to functional outcomes;
Funded through a combination of private, state, federal and local funding sources;
Provided under public supervision to assure, through monitoring, that services are provided in accordance with these requirements;
Provided by qualified personnel as defined in Colorado's Part C State Plan;
Provided in the natural environments of the infant or toddler and the family including the family's home and/or community settings in which infants and toddlers without disabilities participate, unless otherwise justified on the IFSP; and
Provided in a culturally relevant manner, including the use of an interpreter if needed."
Excerpted from the preschool's website