Kids Thrive

Kids Thrive is a page with services and information that helps strengthen families, prevent Help kids grow positively, we all have a role to playchild abuse and neglect, and promote positive interactions. 

Colorado prospers when our kids thrive because they are our future workforce, leaders and community members. All kids, no matter where they live need high-quality care giving for their development. We all have a role to play in helping parents and caregivers prepare Colorado's kids for the future.

Children's Brains

The basic architecture of a human brain is constructed beginning before birth, and continues into adulthood. Like the construction of a home, the building process begins with laying the foundation, framing the rooms and wiring the electrical system, and these processes have to happen in the right order. Early experiences literally shape how the brain gets built. A strong foundation in the very early years increases the probability of positive health and learning outcomes later on, while a weak foundation increases the odds of later difficulties. Just as with a house, you can remodel when you need more functionality, but it’s more costly than getting it right the first time.

Local Resources & Programs

Find information about local resources and programs that support kids and families.

Websites on Social Emotional Development

See websites with more information on social emotional development.