About Jeffco Families Colorado

A one-stop resource for caregivers of young children in Jefferson County

 

This website, JeffcoFamiliesColorado.org, grew out of the LAUNCH Together initiative (2016-2020) and continues today with generous support from Community First Foundation, a long-time supporter of early childhood programs and systems in Jefferson County.

The legacy of the LAUNCH Together work has been to establish a shared understanding of early childhood social-emotional health and development across Jefferson County. The initiative also helped develop a collaborative infrastructure that continues to support the health of young children, their families, and the entire community.

The local organizations involved in the LAUNCH Jeffco initiative continue to work together to promote infant and early childhood mental health, positive social-emotional development, and coordinated screening and referrals. Our goal is to ensure our community’s youngest children are cared for in safe, stable and nurturing environments so they enter school ready to learn and thrive for a lifetime.

These partner organizations include:

  • Colorado Community Health Alliance
  • Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
  • Jeffco Public Schools
  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
  • Jefferson County Human Services
  • Jefferson County Public Health
  • Jefferson County Public Library
  • Lakewood Head Start
  • TRIAD Early Childhood Council
  • Jeffco Prosperity Partners

Jefferson County was one of four LAUNCH Together communities across Colorado. Learn more about LAUNCH Together in Colorado.