Elevating families abilities to support the well-being of their premature babies and babies who need special care by providing essential support services, parent education, and education to healthcare and early childhood providers
We believe Colorado families who have a premature baby or whose baby needs special care in the first year of life, deserve to be connected with needed resources, able to access the parenting education, and receive follow-up services so that their family can stay informed, connected, healthy and thriving.
Special Kids, Special Care, is dedicated to supporting low-income families whose baby was in the NICU or whose baby needs special care, by alleviating some of the stress they experience through follow-up support services, parenting education that addresses the unique needs of their baby, and care from knowledgeable healthcare and early childhood professionals. Our goal is that families premature babies and babies who need special care are connected, confident and comfortable in caring for their baby.
We are working toward this goal through the following programs:
♥ Providing program support services and resources for families that buffer the financial and emotional stress resulting from the NICU hospitalization of their baby
♥ Building healthcare and early childhood workforce capacity to provide maternal mental health support and promote positive parent-child relationships
♥ Promoting a coordinated systems of care to facilitate follow-up support services for families after discharge from the hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Families of premature babies and babies who need special care are connected, confident and comfortable in caring for their baby and have access to follow-up parent education and support from knowledgeable healthcare and early childhood professionals