El Paso County Public Health will close at 3 p.m. November 25. All offices will be CLOSED November 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving. 

Strong & Healthy Families

We provide child care training to improve clients' employment potential and build healthy, stable and self-sufficient families. 

  • In the classroom, professional health educators provide clients with lessons essential to future work in the child care field:
    • Fetal and child development
    • Infectious disease prevention
    • Child abuse prevention
    • Financial management
    • Goal setting
    • Problem solving
  • Classroom instruction begin with women who are pregnant (up to 36 weeks) or up to 6 months after giving birth. 
  • Clients receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the eight-week classroom training program that may serve as a foundation in obtaining employment in the child care field.
  • This program is administered by El Paso County Public Health and is funded by the El Paso County Department of Human Services, using Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) dollars.

How Do Mothers Enroll in Strong and Healthy Families?

  • To be considered for participation, you must be receiving TANF. To see if you are eligible for TANF, visit the Department of Human Services website, the Colorado Peak website, or apply in person at 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., Colorado Springs. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Appointments Required