Dental health…

Olivia Reynolds, a Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing student (center) applies fluoride varnish to the teeth of Boston Armstrong, 3, while his mother, Dana Armstrong (left) and Cavity-Free at Three trainer and registered dental hygienist Ashley Moon, right, watch.

Connections 4 Kids trains providers

Joni Goodwin of Aspen (left) leads Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale training participants through an assessment of a classroom at the Meeker Preschool on Nov. 19. Connections 4 Kids early childhood council hosted the training to teach early childhood professionals how to use the scale to assess their classrooms. Trained participants will soon be eligible to apply for mini-grants to obtain some materials identified as needs through the self-assessment.

MEEKER I Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, recently trained early childhood providers in a self-assessment tool through two Environment Rating Scale training events.

Imagination Library launches in county

RBC I Moffat County Youth United Way, the teen component of Moffat County United Way; and Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council serving Moffat and Rio Blanco counties; are proud to announce the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library locally.

Connections 4 Kids welcomes new coordinator

RBC I Connections 4 Kids, the early childhood council of Rio Blanco and Moffat counties, announces the hiring of its new coordinator, Michelle Balleck. Her first day was Monday, Dec. 5.