Bright by Three

Did you know that almost all of a child’s intellect, personality and social skills are developed during the first 3 years of life? Do you want to know more about your baby’s development and how you can help her or him learn and grow?

85% of a baby’s intellect, personality, and social skills are developed in the first three years of life. According to the World Health Organization, early childhood is the most important phase for overall development throughout a person’s lifespan, and early experiences determine future health, education, and economic participation. Parents and families are the key to early childhood development, but often need support to provide the right environment.

Bright by Three provides home and small group visits that help parents, grandparents, and other care providers understand their children’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development during the critical first three years of life.

Colorado Bright By Three — of which United Way of Weld County Bright By Three is an affiliate—conducts randomized follow-up phone call surveys to parents after they implement what they have learned and utilize community resources. Findings from a 2011 statewide evaluation indicated:

  • 87.1% of parents changed a behavior with their child because of what they learned from the information and materials; two-thirds of this group (65.4%) report they now read more to their child.
  • Parents who have had two or more visits were more likely to change a behavior because of what they learned (92.5% versus 84.3%).
  • Most parents (89.3%) reported they know where in their community they can go for help.

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Our next Baby Box Distribution will be November 1, from 3-5 pm at United Way of Weld County, 814 9th St, Greeley. If possible, please RSVP to (970) 304-6174.

La próxima distribución de Baby Box sería el 06 de diciembre, de 3 a 5 de la tarde en las oficinas de United Way del condado Weld, 814 9th St., Greeley. Si se puede, favor de confirmar su presencia con (970) 304-6174.

Goal 1: Celebrate children.
Goal 2: Connect parents with resources that exist in our community for children in an informal, non-threatening, supportive, and fun way.
Goal 3: Promote key values that are important to child development such as literacy, nutrition, safety, and developmental screening.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bright By Three or want to schedule a visit contact Amelia Ritchhart at 970-353-4300.

 

Promises for Children