Position: MECC Cares for Kids

Position: MECC cares for kids

Position: MECC Cares for Kids

Position: MECC Cares for Kids

Position: MECC Cares for Kids

Position: MECC Chief Knowledge Officer

Educators attend conference

Close to 190 early care and education providers and presenters from SW Colorado and NW New Mexico gathered together on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Fort Lewis College in Durango to participate in the 2nd...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

Five ways to help your child cope with a bully

Childhood bullying is a problem most children will face at some point in their life. It is normal child behavior to occasionally tease, play fight and have disagreements with their peers. However,...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

Making friends — Assisting children’s early relationships

In 1935 the U.S. Congress proclaimed the first Sunday in August as National Friendship Day. This year it falls on Sunday, Aug. 5 and it will be celebrated and observed in many countries and...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

Bullying prevention begins early

Almost weekly we are confronted with disturbing news about bullying, the most recent being the cruel and vicious physical and verbal abuse of a school bus monitor by middle schoolers, recorded on...

DATE: July 14, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

Teach your sprouts about healthy eating

Summer is here and so are many local and healthy foods for you and your family. Summer is a great time to introduce your family to new vegetables or reintroduce them to the ones they already know....

DATE: June 8, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

Stop the violence among youths

As a mental health care provider, I’d like to share some facts about the importance of good mental health and social-emotional development, especially as they relate to the prevention of aggressive...

DATE: May 19, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

Celebrate ‘Month of Young Child’

It’s once again April — the month designated as “Month of the Young Child” and all of the dedicated folks that comprise the Montelores Early Childhood Council are coming together to celebrate the...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

Celebrate ‘Month of Young Child’

It’s once again April — the month designated as “Month of the Young Child” and all of the dedicated folks that comprise the Montelores Early Childhood Council are coming together to celebrate the...

DATE: April 14, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

Infant brain development

What we used to believe: Children are born “blank slates” and we can mold them as we wish. What we now know: Fetal brains are growing at an amazing rate and already have formed many billions of...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

What is Early Intervention?

The other day I answered my phone “Hello, Southwest Kids, this is Trish.” I could tell by the tone of voice that the caller was a bit irate. “My wife said you called about our son.” I explained...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

Make this New Year a healthy one

Happy 2012! It is January, right? One step outside and you may believe it is April in Colorado! All of this warmer weather and no snow make me want to get outside and exercise. So, instead of...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2012 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

Holidays give a chance to volunteer

The spirit of Christmas is all about the spirit of giving; a gift from the heart lasts a lifetime. How do we find the spirit of Christmas as we rush to and from work, pageants and shopping? The day...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | COLUMN: MECC Cares for kids

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