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Family connections, cradle to kindergarten

Every parent dreams of giving their child the best start in life. Families First makes that dream a reality by bringing free, fun, and family-centered support right to you. From easy, learning activities to community connections, we’re here to cheer you on, offer guidance, and share in the joy of raising your little ones. We’re more than just a program; we’re your teammates in the parenting journey, there to support you through every step!

Families First Early Learning Foundations logo

Family connections, cradle to kindergarten

Every parent dreams of giving their child the best start in life. Families First makes that dream a reality by bringing free, fun, and family-centered support right to you. From easy, learning activities to community connections, we’re here to cheer you on, offer guidance, and share in the joy of raising your little ones. We’re more than just a program; we’re your teammates in the parenting journey, there to support you through every step!

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Serving families across the Black Hills

Our team of Early Learning Specialists is dedicated to engaging with families in environments that suit them best. They provide emotional support, share valuable insights, and connect individuals with additional resources. Their primary focus is to empower and assist you in your journey, fostering a positive and inclusive experience.
Whether you’re a provider, community member, or a family seeking support, our program is here for you. Together, we strive to create a comfortable and welcoming space for everyone.

Getting Started

Do you know someone who may benefit from Families First?
  1. Share information and benefits of the program with the parent
    • We recommend sharing our brochure¬†with them
  2. Complete the referral form on their behalf
  3. Families First will then reach out to confirm eligibility
  4. Upon confirmation, the family will be warmly welcomed into the program and connected with an Early Learning Specialist
Are you a family wanting to learn more about Families First?
  1. Take the first step by completing the form, so we can learn more about you
  2. Families First will contact you to schedule an enrollment call
  3. Meeting eligibility? Anticipate a confirmation call from our Early Learning Specialists to plan your first personalized visit
  4. Regular get-togethers in a setting that suits you best, creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere

Enrollment in Families First's Parents as Teachers Model is Proven to:

Enrollment in Families First's Parents as Teachers Model is Proven to:

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development
  • Grow relationships through fun get-togethers
  • Improve early detection of developmental delays and health issues
  • Increase children’s school readiness and success

For additional information, resources, or inquiries, feel free to email us at familiesfirst@bhssc.org.
We’re here to assist you on your journey and we look forward to connecting with you soon!

Project Partners

Families First Early Learning Foundations is free for qualifying families thanks to a grant from federal MIECHV funds and offered in partnership with the Department of Health. This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $987,632 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.