|Denver honors Latino parents as first to complete pilot program, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors
The nation’s first evidence-based training emphasizes the critical role parents play in getting their child’s education off to a great start
DENVER – The City and County of Denver, through the Office of Children’s Affairs and Denver Great Kids Head Start, tomorrow will honor and recognize parents who participated in the first “Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors” with a final graduation ceremony.
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is the nation’s first evidence-based comprehensive training program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5. The program emphasizes the critical role parents play in launching their child’s education. The curriculum and training sessions are completely conducted in Spanish and designed to develop early literacy, foster school readiness, and strengthen parental behaviors that lead to better outcomes for families and children.
The City and County of Denver piloted this program in the Westwood neighborhood and will be honoring the first 10 participating parents who have successfully completed the training.
Friday, May 27, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Athmar Recreation Center, 2680 W. Mexico Ave, Denver, CO 80219
Denver Head Start Delegate Agencies
Denver Police Department
Denver Public Schools
Mile High United Way
Representative Susan Lontine
Padres y Jovenes Unidos
Event Translation and Interpretation:
The event will be conducted completely in Spanish with interpretation available in English.