October 2, 2020

Delta Family Center - Weekly Notes and News

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Food For Thought Sign Up

Food for Thought is a no cost, no qualification program that provides sacks of non-perishable snacks and foods for the weekend. If you feel like your child would benefit from this, please click here for more information.

Delta Family Center Website

Check out our website for up to date information on programs, news, and how to contact us!

Click Here for our Delta Family Center YouTube Channel

Visit our very own YouTube channel for videos to enhance your preschooler's day and parenting experience!

Census Assistance

If you have not yet completed your 2020 Census Information and need assistance, please call our Family Resource Office at (970)874-9517.

You can also visit https://2020census.gov/en.html to complete your information today!

Your response matters! Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.

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Has your child turned 3 or 4 years old in the past few months? Will they turn 3 or 4 before the end of the year? Do you know someone who might be interested in preschool for their child? Are you interested in OnLine Preschool?

If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, your child may be eligible for BELA Preschool at NO COST to you! We have multiple openings for preschool from part-day to full-day preschool across Delta County! Call us or click on the link above to start your registration process TODAY!

Call our DFC Front Office Staff at (970)874-9517 or email us at dfc@deltaschools.com to find out how you start your preschool journey today!

DCSD Preschool & Kindergarten Registration Portal

If you are NOT currently a BELA Student and your child will be 3, 4 or 5 years old prior to Sept. 1st of the current school year, you are invited to register online and read below for Preschool & Kindergarten registration information!

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BELA Weekly Class Newsletters

Our BELA classroom teachers are hard at work putting together weekly newsletters for their families. They are working on emailing or printing these for you to have each week.

If you have not yet received a newsletter or talked to your teacher about how you would like to get your child's class newsletter, please let them know ASAP. If you need additional supports, please contact Angela Feder, Director or Lisa Mock, Assistant Director at (970)874-9517

BELA Preschool Parent Handbook Video

Please watch the video and electronically sign at the end of the form, we will add this component to your child's registration process. We will contact you if we still require additional forms or paperwork. Thank you again for your time.

Can I Go To School Today?

DCSD & Colorado Department of Public Health & Safety Guidance

Please refer to the following document on guidance on when your child is ok to go to school. At-home screenings should be happening at home prior to coming to school. Your child's temperature will be checked prior to entry into any of our preschool locations. If your child presents a fever, you will be asked to take your child home. Thank you for your cooperation to keep our students, staff and community safe.

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BELA Preschool Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Menu

For complete menus for the year, please visit DCSD http://www.deltaschools.com/for-parents.php and follow the link to Preschool Breakfast & Lunch. Snacks are offered for BELA Transition, Full-Day and Extended Day Classrooms ONLY. If you have questions or concerns about your child's meals, please call Angela Fedler at (970)874-9517.
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Backpack Program Ready to Hand Out First Boxes of the New School Year!

The Backpack Program is Coming Your Way! Each BELA class should receive a PowerAnnouncer as to your date and time for pick up. Families should have also heard from our wonderful Backpack Ladies with details about their exchange.

Outlying Delta County Families: The Backpack Program will be in your area this week for your FIRST BACKPACK BOX PICK UP!! The Backpack Ladies will be in our big white van from 11-1pm in partnership with each community's elementary school.


tHotchkiss/Crawford - October 6, 2020

Cedaredge - October 7, 2020

Paonia - October 8, 2020

If you are NEW to the Backpack Program, please follow the link below to fill out a short form and watch a short required "Box Talk" prior to picking your first Backpack Box.

If you have questions, please call (970)874-9517 and ask to talk to the Backpack Office. See you all soon!

Backpack Program Virtual Box Talk

Required for all NEW Backpack Families prior to getting your first box.

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Delta Family Center Family Resource Center

Our Family Advocates are ready and working at the Delta Family Center main office and can be reached during normal operating hours. If you or your family have been directly impacted by the the COVID-19 pandemic, we may have financial resources to help. Please stay tuned to our page on Facebook and Weekly Notes and News for updates and information. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call us at 874-9517 M-F from 7:30am-4pm.
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Are you in need of School Supplies?

If you or someone you know is in need of school supplies for a students grades K-12, please contact our Family Resource Office at (970)874-9517. We have many wonderful, NEW, donated school supplies for ALL ages.

Bright By Text

Bright by Text

As families with young children find themselves home around the clock and seeking creative ways to keep their children safe and engaged, consider Bright by Text. Bright by Text provides developmentally appropriate tips and activities for free, delivered right to a caregivers phone. Bright by Text also partners with many Colorado organizations to deliver local resources such as library story times, parent education classes and more. The text messaging service delivers actionable information from trusted early childhood experts to parents and caregivers of young children — from prenatal to age eight, in English & Spanish — to support healthy child development and build strong, resilient families. Caregivers can sign-up by texting BRIGHT to 274448 or going here: bit.ly/2U8GtO8


Parents As Teachers

If you or someone you know who has a child aged 0-5 and is interested in a phenomenal parenting partnership program, look no further than Parents As Teachers. PAT is an evidence-based home visiting model that promotes early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. (https://parentsasteachers.org/what-we-do)

Delta Family Center Resource Office has openings for YOU to start this journey TODAY! Call us to find out more information 874-9517 or email us at dfc@deltaschools.com

Delta Family Center

The Delta Family Center has been serving families since 1992 and is comprised of: The Backpack Program, The Backpack Early Learning Academy (BELA Preschool), and The Family Resource Center. The Backpack Program is FREE and open to all 3-5 year olds in Delta County. The BELA Preschool has locations in Delta, Hotchkiss, Paonia and Cedaredge, with a partner preschool in Crawford. The Family Resource Center provides numerous child and adult activities through a variety of services. Please call us for more information. (970)874-9517