Early Childhood System
These are the four domains of the Alliance’s work as these apply to children 0-8 years of age and their families.
Health — The health and safety of children is critical to all other aspects of their development. Children need nutritious food, physical activity, plenty of rest, and protection from harm if they are to thrive. The Alliance for Kids works with local health organizations to ensure that every child receives immunizations, developmental screenings, and has access to a medical “home” for routine healthcare.
Mental Health — Children's mental health is a key indicator of their continuing ability to maintain self-control, build positive relationships, and achieve academic success. This development begins in infancy and continues throughout childhood. The Alliance for Kids works with local mental health service providers to ensure that all children and their families have access to appropriate mental health screenings and services.
Early Care & Education — The care, education, and guidance young children receive must be of the highest quality possible, in order to support their growth and development. The Alliance for Kids works with both the community-at-large and local child care providers to achieve the highest standards of early care and education, as well as serving as an advocate for children and their families.
Family Support — The relationship between children and their families is the foundation upon which children's lives depend. The care and support of the family is crucial to a child's overall successful development. By providing support and information to families, the Alliance for Kids ensures that each child has that necessary foundation. We collaborate with the providers of early childhood services, and the families they serve, to ensure that the children of El Paso County have what is required to succeed in school and life.