Babies Ready for College
Drawing on extensive experience and relevant research, Babies Ready for College came in to existence out of a need to affect a child’s academic success by involving the parent or caregiver. The program helps caregivers and families ensure their child is ready for school and stays on track to graduate from high school prepared for whatever course lies ahead.
Babies Ready for College (BRFC) provides parents and Family, Friend, & Neighbor (FFN) caregivers of young children with vital information about how children’s brains grow and ways to facilitate that growth so that their children will succeed in school. The goal is to begin planting the seed of expectation for higher education in families living in chronically under-resourced communities. The 10-topic curriculum is geared to equip parents and FFN caregivers with the knowledge and expertise to help prepare their children academically and socially before they even enter preschool. Sessions are offered across Denver at various community sites and schools. Trained facilitators conduct each session, and early childhood educators provide developmentally appropriate activities for the children.
BRFC’s suite of programs includes BRFC:Next Steps, Short & Sweet Book Clubs, and Play and Learn Groups.
For more information, contact:
Bertha Gonzalez, Program Coordinator