Teller and Park County Playgroup Information
The Resource Exchange/ Early Intervention Colorado offers supports and services to children with developmental delays who are birth to three years of age and their families. Therapy services are part of a federal program, one of the support services we offer to enhance our children’s development is a weekly infant/toddler playgroups through out Teller and Park County for the last 17 years. This is an inclusive program open to the entire community.
We pride ourselves in a play-based, developmentally appropriate program that meets the needs of infants and toddlers within a natural environment. This program, in collaboration with children’s families, helps enhance all domains of development. The playgroups have been formed to connect families together and encourage relationships within your own community.
Playgroup sessions are thematically designed to intrigue and inspire you and your children and help them to learn. Monthly calendars are provided to the families with a current listing of planned activities and scheduled field trips. (see link below for current schedule)
The sessions are planned with interaction-focused activities you and your child are central to the play. The environment is set up for you and the facilitators to actively play and explore along with the children and encourages communication between children and adults within play.
What does a normal day look like? When families arrive there are several areas set up they can move through. (We change the areas to support the theme of each session.) Arts & Crafts – open creative 2d and 3d choices as well as keepsakes to remember those special moments. Sensory Activities – rice, water, or snow table, finger painting, playdough, texture activities or puzzles. Early Literacy – reading area with large assortment of board and story books for children to explore with their parent/guardian. Play Area – assortment of fine and gross motor opportunities such as riding, pushing, pulling toys, blocks, cause and effect toys, and pretend play. The last half hour we transition into group clean up followed by Snack Time combined with Story Time that is tied in with the theme of the day. We end our session with circle time singing with Music and Motion.
This playgroup is a collaboration between TRE and other agencies that allow us to hold playgroup in their facilities. TRE provides an educational curriculum to the instructors through our Parent Liaison, as well as providing the playgroup instructors for the children birth to three years who attend. We are financially supported through grants that we apply for yearly.
The Bailey playgroup meets Fridays from 9:00am to 10:30am or 10:45am to 12:15 pm at Deer Creek Preschool during the school year.
1737 Park County Road #43 Bailey, CO 80421
Linda Thomas – Playgroup Instructor – (303) 517-3416
Cripple Creek Playgroup
THIS GROUP IS ON HOLD UNTIL FUNDING IS IN PLACE
The Cripple Creek playgroup meets Fridays from 10:00am to 11:30am at The Aspen Mine Center.
166 E. Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Aspen Office (719) 689-3584
The Divide playgroup meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 10:30am at The Community Partnership Family Resource Center.
11115 U.S. 24, Divide, CO 80814
CPFRC Office (719) 686-0705
Lauren Felkey – Playgroup Instructor – (775)-455-5770 cell
Woodland Park Playgroup
The Woodland Park playgroup meets Wednesdays or Thursdays from 9:00am to 10:30am at play area in the Resource Exchange / Early Intervention Colorado office.
Keller Williams Building, 509 Scott Ave, Suite 2b, Woodland Park, CO, 80863
TRE Office (719)- 687-5047
Heather Eason – Playgroup Instructor (719) 651 5574
For current schedule: http://tellertots.weebly.com/
Playgroup schedule is tied to the school district holiday and weather closures. If there is a 2 hour delay playgroup will be closed. The only group that is closed during the summer is Bailey.