Valley Settlement

A nonprofit organization

Valley Settlement works with Spanish-speaking immigrant families in the Roaring Fork Valley to promote early childhood development, advance opportunity, and reduce barriers to accessing vital community resources. Help us build a more equitable valley!


"My daughter is more confident about meeting and making friends." - Busesito Preschool mom
"I am more confident in myself, and I feel stronger to overcome my problems." - Parent Mentor volunteer
"I have gained a lot - more knowledge, trust, and confidence." -Lifelong Learning Participant


Our mission is to listen to Latina families, and together create opportunities for early childhood and adult education, connection, and growth, so children and families can thrive.

Background Statement

Valley Settlement began in 2010 as a project of the Manaus Fund, a social justice organization. Bilingual, bicultural community organizers interviewed Spanish-speaking immigrant families up and down the valley to learn about their lives. The organization's flagship programs, the Little Bus Preschool and Parent Mentor, were designed in response to identified needs and barriers. The Little Bus Preschool now serves 80 children with free bilingual preschool in their neighborhood. The four mobile preschool classrooms eliminate the barriers of transportation, language and cost for families who are unable to access traditional preschool. Parent Mentor was designed to build a bridge between Latinx parents and the public schools, bringing in Latinx parent volunteers to support student learning in elementary school classrooms. From further listening, the organization developed two more early childhood programs, an adult education program, and a program to address maternal mental health.

Organization Data


Organization name

Valley Settlement

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Education, Human Services

Organization Size

Large Organization

Colorado State Tax Credits

Colorado Child Care Credit


1901 Grand Ave. Ste. 206
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


1901 Grand Ave. Ste. 206
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Service areas

Garfield County, CO, US