Early Childhood

Why Focus on Early Childhood?

  • Play with your children in ways that build a great connection
  • Use praise, positive attention, and encouragement
  • Use rewards & set limits
  • Deflect/ease challenging behaviors
  • Use time-outs to calm down
  • Use natural and logical consequences
  • Help your child solve problems
  • Help your child be a good friend and cope with peer problems
  • Cope with common behavior problems

Help With the Basics

Clients enrolled in our program may be eligible for additional support to help with urgent needs (while supplies last).

  • Basic Needs
  • Child care
  • Workshops to help you get ahead in life (e.g. resume writing, nutrition, interview skills)

Behavioral Health Services

The HOPES Behavioral Health services add support to HOPES clients when their need stretches beyond parenting. The Behavioral Health Services provide therapy to a client by Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy ( EMDR) , Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( TF-CBT), or Theraplay.

Eligibility: Parents/Grandparents/Extended Family/Primary, Caregivers of children up to 5 years and reside in El Paso County.

Parents as Teachers Program

Early Childhood Services (HOPES) Parents as Teachers (PAT) program offers individual parenting classes to expectant parents and families with children from birth to age five. PAT focuses on child development and school readiness. Our team currently offers quality classes virtually up to twice per month.

Eligibility: Parents/Grandparents/Extended Family/Primary, Caregivers of children up to 5 years and reside in El Paso County.

The Incredible Years Program

The most important years in a child’s development are birth to age five. Early Childhood Services (HOPES) The Incredible Years program offers group parenting classes to families that want to learn, improve, or better their parenting skills for their children.

Eligibility: Parents/Grandparents/Extended Family/Primary, Caregivers with children ages newborn – 5 years and -Reside in El Paso County and can attend & participate in a class once a week

Call or email us to register today!

Need Support Now?
Call: 915.500.4105

  • Professional staff standing by to help.
  • Immediate support for families experiencing stress, trauma, upheaval, etc.

Who Can Receive Services?

  • Any family with a child age 5 and under. Grandparents welcome!
  • Parents expecting a child.
  • Must reside in El Paso County.

For More Information

Our Partners

We work with these wonderful partners to make sure we have a variety of service options to meet your needs.

  • Paso del Norte Children’s Development Center
  • United Way

See our Counseling and Life Skills Support page for more information if you have a child between 6 and 17 years of age.

“I am so grateful to this organization for providing services because my children and I really need it.”

– Center for Children Client

Request an Appointment

For an appointment, email referral, or appointment request call (915) 565.8361 or click the button below.