Connections 4 Kids

A nonprofit organization

We work to improve quality of early learning environments to prepare children to enter kindergarten; build resources and skills of families; ensure families have access to social, physical, and mental health services; and deliver resources to increase effectiveness of early childhood professionals.


Connections 4 Kids has partnered with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to provide a free book each month to currently more than 500 children 0-5 years of age in our communities. We have received very positive feedback from our parents regarding the importance of this program.
Connections 4 Kids established a Parent Education Center in May of 2016 to provide free parent education classes to families in our communities. Since that time we have provided 515 families with 472 classes and workshops and have seen consistent growth during that time. We are continuing to add new evidence based programs to what we are offering our families.


To strengthen resources and services for children 0-8 and their families.

Background Statement

In 2006, local early childhood stakeholders convened and agreed that a collaborative early childhood partnership was needed in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Through the passage of House Bill 06-1062, funds were made available to communities committed to establishing a comprehensive high-quality early childhood system.

Following the initial 2006 meeting, the Northwest Colorado Council for Children and Families, renamed Connections 4 Kids in 2010, was formed. Community stakeholders came together to create a strategic plan, bylaws and council infrastructure to facilitate early childhood systems-building work and create council capacity.

In 2013/2014 Connections 4 Kids applied to the IRS for a 501c3 designation and was grant the designation in October 2014. Connections 4 Kids established a Parent Education Center in January of 2016. We continually offer a variety of parent education classes to our communities.

Organization Data


Organization name

Connections 4 Kids

other names

C4K, Northwest Colorado Council for Children and Families

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Medium Organization


601 Yampa Ave
Craig, CO 81625


PO 427
Craig , CO 81626

Service areas

Moffat County, CO, US