From their first moments of life, children depend on parents and family to protect them and provide for their needs.

Parents and family form a child's first relationships. They are a child's first teachers and act as role models in how to act and how to experience the world around them. By nurturing and teaching children during their early years, families play an important role in making sure children are ready to learn when they enter school. Children thrive when parents are able to actively promote their positive growth and development. Every parent knows that it's sometimes difficult to do this important work without help, support, and additional resources.

Whether you need assistance with health care, food, housing, counseling, or other services, you can find it in the BCDHHS Resource Guide, (BCDHHS Resource Guide - Spanish).

By phone, dial 2-1-1 to connect with information on community services in Boulder County. The United Way supports this free, multi-lingual telephone line that puts callers in touch with local health and human services organizations.

Family-friendly workplace practices and policies are good for everyone.

The Family-Friendly Workplace Toolkit is a free resource guide with the most up-to-date information available about how Colorado employers are supporting workers and their families in all stages of life. The toolkit highlights the public health (and employer) benefits of strong family-friendly workplace policies and practices.

A partnership between EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children), Essentials for Childhood (Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment - CDPHE) and Health Links (Colorado School of Public Health), the toolkit provides evidence-informed best practices and examples of each of the components of family-friendly workplaces, along with local resources for families and employers.