Parents & Families

Welcome to FamilySPEAK !

Please visit our new website!  This site is maintained by Alliance for Kids (AFK), El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council, and is a tool for strengthening families by providing family support, parent education and knowledge in one accessible location. Providing resources and supports positively impacts our community as families thrive and children develop their potential.

What’s Available on the Website?

Child Development Videos | The Buzz Parent Newsletter | Blog | Community Resource Guide| Professional Development for Care Providers | Calendar of Classes and Events | & MORE!

FamilySPEAK is guided by the Family Support & Education Committee of AFK with a goal to increase family knowledge of and access to high quality comprehensive services and resources to promote healthy child development.

Why FamilySPEAK?

To align with the Alliance for Kids’ focus on Family Support & Education, a shift was made from the name “Parenting Matters” to FamilySPEAK. Our new name represents our Family focus along with the acronym SPEAK  (Support, Parent Education, and Knowledge). This site hopes to SPEAK to you and your needs as parents, family members, caregivers, as well as to organizations serving families in our community.

Join the Alliance for Kids Council

We deeply value your experiences as a parent and your thoughts on early child care and education in our community. We invite you to join the Alliance for Kids Council and use your insights to help us build a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.

Colorado Early Childhood Framework | AFK Strategic Plan | Family Support & Education Committee

Ways to get involved include joining Council, attending a committee meeting, applying for coaching or quality improvement supports, sharing our resources with others, participating in our advocacy efforts, and giving us feedback!

Latest News

Background Checks – Comment Period OPEN
Public Comment is Open: Rule Revision...
Pikes Peak United Way – Become a Respite Care Provider
Do you have a passion to work with children with...