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Growing Community: Readiness, a state of mind

How on earth are parents supposed to help their children be ready for school or child care? There is so much uncertainty and constant change, and we’re all getting more than a little worn out, honestly. It used to be that if children could say their ABCs, count, and knew their colors, they were ready for school. Everything about [...]

August 14th, 2020|

Aspen Times Giving Thought: Aspen Family Connections works to collaborate, learn new skills during pandemic

Despite the drumbeat of ominous news and grim statistics on a national level, COVID-19 has triggered amazing creativity and collaboration among our local organizations and institutions. This isn’t to say all the problems are solved, or that the hard work is finished. But the coronavirus has forced charitable institutions far and wide to stretch, cooperate and improvise in order to [...]

July 22nd, 2020|

Growing Community: The road to reopening for child care

In mid-March, as the first cases of COVID 19 appeared in Pitkin County and we all began to grasp the extent of how this would impact our daily lives, childcare centers made the difficult decision to close. Every program in Pitkin County made this decision independently and with the same logic — stopping the spread, reducing the curve, and [...]

June 30th, 2020|

Growing Community: Readiness, a state of mind

How on earth are parents supposed to help their children be ready for school or child care? There is so much uncertainty and constant change, and we’re all getting more than a little worn out, honestly. It used to be that if children could say their ABCs, count, and knew their colors, they were ready for school. Everything about [...]

August 14th, 2020|

Aspen Times Giving Thought: Aspen Family Connections works to collaborate, learn new skills during pandemic

Despite the drumbeat of ominous news and grim statistics on a national level, COVID-19 has triggered amazing creativity and collaboration among our local organizations and institutions. This isn’t to say all the problems are solved, or that the hard work is finished. But the coronavirus has forced charitable institutions far and wide to stretch, cooperate and improvise in order to [...]

July 22nd, 2020|

Growing Community: The road to reopening for child care

In mid-March, as the first cases of COVID 19 appeared in Pitkin County and we all began to grasp the extent of how this would impact our daily lives, childcare centers made the difficult decision to close. Every program in Pitkin County made this decision independently and with the same logic — stopping the spread, reducing the curve, and [...]

June 30th, 2020|
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