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The BELA preschool is a part of the Delta County School District. The purpose of BELA is to provide a safe, stimulating learning environment for prekindergarten children to ensure their success with future learning in school and beyond. BELA is Licensed as a Preschool by the State of Colorado through Colorado Department of Human Services – Office of Early Childhood
The BELA Preschool is funded by: Colorado Preschool Program, Head Start Funds, Partnership with Child Find Services, various grand funders, and tuition slots.
Delta Family Center employs highly qualified staff to uphold important qualifications that we expect from all our teachers: sensitivity to children and parents, caregiving skills, and understanding of the program’s philosophy and practices.
Our primary caregivers ensure that every day, each child’s experience is communicated to parents - not just what the teacher personally witnessed but what others observed or enacted. Also, a primary caregiver relays parents’ concerns and suggestions to other staff.
Our teachers make sure children’s experiences in the program are positive and that parents’ concerns are addressed by continually assessing each child’s and parent’s experience.
BELA Preschool offers on-going, age appropriate assessments including the following:
Every licensed preschool/childcare center is rated on a scale of 1-5, 5 being the best:
All students must register through DCSD prior to admission to the BELA Preschool. Additional application materials are available through the BELA Preschool Office (822 Grand Avenue, Delta, CO 81416)
- Maya Angelou
The Backpack Program is a FREE, home-based preschool educational program for any family with 3 to 5-year-old children that live in Delta County. The program has supported parents and caregivers as a child's first and most important teacher since 1992. The Backpack Program strives to: to provide children with a common set of enriching experiences for a lifetime of learning, to support and assist parents in enriching their child's life with meaningful experiences, and to help strengthen the relationships between the public school, the families and community agencies.
Caregivers receive a rubbermaid box full of themed activities to do with your children at home and are reminded to exchange each box monthly. Each of our 58 different themed boxes are filled with books, puzzles, blocks, a variety of educational materials based on literacy skills, and included suggestion for parents on how to use the materials as an at-home preschool classroom. Activities included in the backpack boxes are related to language development, reading, writing, math, general knowledge, fine motor, gross motor, memory skills and creativity. Parents/Caregivers are required to attend a one-time "Box-Talk" prior to starting the program.
The Backpack Program partners with all outlying Delta County Elementary Schools to provide exchange locations in:
Please download our DFC Demographic Form and return it to The Backpack Program staff via mail, email, or fax.
58 different themes (Approximately 650 Boxes)
- Albert Einstein
Delta Family Center is a proud member of the Family Resource Center Association of Colorado, offering a multitude of resources and programs for all families. Through this program, family development workers work one-on-one with families to help them set and achieve transformative goals in their lives and help them become more self-reliant. The Family Development framework, a research-based approach, focuses on helping families build from their strengths, take charge of their lives, and access resources that are available in their communities.
A free 6-week course teaching parents how to prepare and shop for healthy, low-cost meals while empowering them to raise healthy eaters. Class meets once a week, for 2 hours. Child care is provided. Call today to sign up for our current classes!
Want to build a more positive relationship with your child? Looking for more effective discipline strategies? Need new ideas for helping your child grow and learn? The Incredible Years Parenting Group will give you the tools to answer these questions and more!
This program has been shown to strengthen parent-child interactions and attachment, reducing harsh discipline and fostering parents' ability to promote children's social, emotional and language development. Free dinner & childcare. Classes start September 5, 2019 at 5:00pm. Class meets once a week for 14 weeks. If you are interested, please contact Letty in our FRC Office.
Are you expecting a baby? Do you have a child ages birth to 5? Then Parents as Teachers is the program for you! Parents as Teachers is a FREE, nationally recognized home-visiting program that supports parents in their role as their child's fist and most important teacher. Call our FRC Office today to see how you can become part of this exceptional opportunity!
Coming Soon - BGain fundamental tools to stabilize your economic situation and improve your financial health habits. Child care and light refreshments will be provided. Classes will be held on Thursday from 1:00pm - 3:00pm October 31 - November 21, 2019. To register for class or for more information, contact Bregan at (970)874-9517.
Delta Family Center is supported by many community partners, both at the local & state level. Grants and partnerships from the following entities provide families with resources and supports through a variety of relationships. Thank you to all our funding sources, staff and community network for the opportunities to provide free programming to so many families throughout Delta County.
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My little one went to Paonia. Her teachers were wonderful and she had a great school year. The staff is amazing in Delta! I love Lisa, Sarah and Lydia! Thanks for everything!
My son has so much with the other kids and always is excited to go to school. Great job. BELA teachers really care about the kids.
I think Bela is a really great school. The teachers are very helpful and care about the kids
Backpack Program families
Backpack boxes distributed
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Lisa Mock - Assistant Director