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School Readiness

Babies and children do come with instructions and parents can get them at Catholic Charities! The Family Education and Empowerment Program provides an array of services that educate families and give parents the power to be their child’s first and most important teachers.  The path to educational success begins at birth and the family home is the child’s first classroom.  Through comprehensive and evidence based programming, we educate, support and encourage parents to create a learning rich environment to provide a strong foundation for the child’s success in school and in life.  All services are available in the English and Spanish languages.

Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don’t begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten.


Bright Beginnings Southern Colorado

Provides free teaching packets for families with children 0-3 years of age.  This service participates in a statewide effort to support all Colorado families by providing free and powerful educational tools designed to enhance the cognitive, social and physical development of infants and toddlers.  The service includes three sets of valuable materials specifically designed to help parents create a strong educational foundation for their child in the critical first three years of life.  Serving Pueblo and nine additional southern Colorado counties. Contact us to set up a visit or an educational visit. Call to get your child off to the best start! 719-586-8627

Parents As Teachers/La Familia Fuerte


Parenting education program for families with children 0-3 years of age.  This is an evidence-based home visiting model designed to ensure young children are healthy, safe and ready to learn.

We provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.  Families receive four dynamic components: personalized home vists, group connections, child development screenings, and a resource network.  Grounded in the latest research, Parents as Teachers enhances a parent’s role in promoting school readiness and healthy development of children.

This service is implemented in Pueblo, Crowley and Otero Counties.  In 2010, this Parents as Teachers program was recognized as one of the top three in the country.  Learn more by calling 719-543-7739 ext. 120 or visit

Watch a video from the award banquet.

Watch a video from the award banquet:

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)


HIPPY is an evidence-based parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their three, four, and five year old children for success in school and beyond.  Well-trained peer home visitors deliver the curriculum during the school year.  The program empowers parents as the primary educators of their children in the home and fosters the parent involvement in school and community life to maximize the chances of successful early school experiences.  To learn more call 719-586-8605 or visit or the Colorado state office

Abriendo Puertas

Provides parenting, leadership, and advocacy classes for parents of children 0-5 years of age.  We build the capacity and confidence of parents to be strong and powerful advocates in the lives of their children.

Collaborative Management House Bill 1451

Truancy reduction through community collaboration in which families receive services in a child-focused, expedited system that promotes family support, decreased duplication of services and improves outcomes.