Early Childhood
Family Resources
A resource for all parents looking for information.
Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families believes that strong families and children create a valued, healthy, and thriving community. In addition, every family needs support at home, work and throughout the community to create a supportive environment. As a parent, grandparent, guardian or other family member of a young child, you are a critical teacher and resource. Here you will find resources to help with child care, your newborn baby or general parenting questions.

If you are looking for a resource you don't see, please call: 970-683-4303.
We are here to help!

Are you looking for childcare?
Visit Mesa County's Child Care Resource and Referral. Western Colorado 211 and the Partnership for Children and Families work with Qualistar Early Learning to provide information to parents in Mesa County who are seeking licensed child care providers for their children.

Two Options to Find Childcare:
  • JUST DIAL: 211 or 244-8400
    The Child Care Resource & Referral Office is a confidential and free child care referral telephone service in Mesa County. Child care referral specialists are available to assist parents and child care providers in locating appropriate resources and referrals. Office hours are: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • INTERNET: You can also complete your own child care referral online by visiting the Qualistar Early Learning website.
    HINT: Click the button Find Child Care on the Qualistar website, then click on the county in which you need the child care, proceed to set up a username and password that will allow you to access the referrals at any time, and then enter your basic profile that highlights your needs.

Local resources for parents of newborns
The Partnership for Children and Families knows that you are happy and excited about your new baby, and we wish you much joy and happiness as you begin your life with him or her.

We also recognize that parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world. With that in mind, we have put some materials together that will help you as you begin your journey with your newborn. It includes information about how babies grow and the importance of reading to them and having them listen to music. We have also included many community resources so that as questions or concerns arise, you will know who you can call for assistance.

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Community Family Resources Available
Mesa County is a caring, cooperative community that cares about all its citizens. The following resources are available to families 24 hours per day, 7 days a week:
Parent Help Line 1-800-CHILDREN
Domestic Violence Crisis Line 241-6704
Report Suspected Child Abuse or Neglect 242-1211

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