Bright by Three Partners with PASO Program

PASO Bright Buzz 05-2015 2Bright by Three works with over 700 partner agencies all over the state of Colorado to deliver our kits of evidence-based materials to parents and caregivers of children aged 0-3.

One of our newest partners is the Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO) program, which is part of Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition. The new partnership with PASO enables Bright by Three to reach more families of Latino origin in the Aurora, Lafayette, Longmont, and Boulder areas.

PASO’s purpose is to provide professional development in early childhood education to Latino Family, Friend and Neighbor child care providers in order to “promote school readiness for Latino children, birth to 5 years old and to prevent the achievement gap between Latino and non-Latino children before they enter Kindergarten.”

PASO’s Program Trainers, referred to as “Proveedoras” or “Providers,” visit the homes of caregivers to answer questions and discuss how to apply their training to the care and education the caregivers are providing to the children. The goal is to ensure children are cared for in the most nurturing, educational environment possible.

Forty of PASO providers will deliver Bright by Three’s program materials to the families they work with. Bright by Three is thrilled to be working with such an incredible organization that is helping to bridge the achievement gap between Latino and non-Latino children in Colorado.

To learn more about the work PASO is doing in Colorado communities, visit coparentcoalition.org/paso.

If you are interested in becoming a partner agency of Bright by Three, or if you have ideas of potential partners we should approach, please contact Jennifer Cajina-Grigsby at jennifer@bb3.org.