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Help for Parents

The Foothills Children's Wellness Network was created to:

  • Strengthen the childcare abilities of parents, families and communities
  • Catch concerns early
  • Guide parents and caregivers to know where to go and what to do
    when they have concerns
  • Support and learn from one another


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Why It Matters Now: The Fundamental Years

The first five years of life are critical for healthy development. Experiences in early childhood build brain architecture that will be the foundation for all subsequent development. Like a scaffold built layer by layer, new skills and abilities develop on the groundwork of past brain development. Even though brains can change throughout life it's clear that supporting healthy development in the early years is fundamental to success in school and beyond,
and for lifelong health and wellbeing.

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When to Ask for Help

As any mom or dad knows, parenthood is a time when we rely on community like never before in our adult lives. It's in everybody's interest to support child development, but it’s important for parents to know when to ask for help and where to get it.

When you or your child need help, don’t be afraid to ask.
Parenting is a big job – it’s okay to ask for help.

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