Bright & Beautiful Beginnings

Bright & Beautiful Beginnings

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Why Prevention Services?

A growing body of scientific research on brain growth and development has shown that early intervention in lives of children can prevent child abuse, educational failure and improve significantly outcomes for even children who are disabled. Bright & Beautiful Beginnings is the umbrella for two programs which serve families with very young children: Nest and Positive Family.

Positive Family

Positive Family offers family support services to families in Fremont, Montgomery and Page Counties. A Family Support Specialist provides educational materials, completes developmental screenings, offers support and advocates for families who are expecting or who have young children, during weekly home visits. Services are provided until the child reaches five years of age. A typical  appointment includes time for the family to talk about feelings and problems, joys and concerns. To be eligible for services the family must be expecting or have an infant under three months of age. If a child is more than three months old and you wonder if Positive Family might be a good fit, please call to discuss the family situation with Kathleen.  Families in Montgomery County may request Positive Family as long as their child is younger than 5.  For more information, please contact Kathleen Keefer at (712) 542-3501.

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Fremont/Page Nest

Women who are pregnant or families who have newborns younger than three months old may sign up for participation in the Nest. Participants earn points which are spent like money in the store which is located  in Clarinda or through Mobile Delivery to the Shenandoah and Sidney classes.  The points are earned through participation in educational classes and practices which support the health and wellness of the child.

Necessary items like diapers, wipes, and detergent are available as well as beds, and a limited supply of like new clothing and baby quilts. The store is open the 4th Wednesday of the month from 12:00-4:30 p.m.   For more information, contact Erica at (712) 542-3501.

Montgomery Nest

Women who are pregnant or families who have newborns younger than three months old may sign up for participation in the Nest. Participants earn points which are spent like money for necessary items.  The points are earned through participation in educational classes and practices which support the health and wellness of the child.  For more information, contact Heather at (712) 542-3501.