Congratulations to the Crianza Con Carino class.
The Pagosa Springs Nurturing Parenting Center LLC, a newly formed nonprofit, is proud and excited of our first graduating class of Crianza Con Carino, a Spanish version of the Nurturing Parenting Program. With 12 parent graduates, along with their children and the Nurturing-Wise Teen Group, we have met against all odds for 16 weeks of learning, sharing and lots of fun. This group was highly motivated and committed and we are grateful to our participants, staff and volunteers.
The Nurturing Parenting Program is an internationally recognized program that promotes healthy nonviolent families with parents, youngsters and teens learning and playing together. This was our first Spanish version of the program, but will definitely not be our last. Plans are under way for a bilingual Nurturing-Zumba class beginning in mid June, where we will share support and gain tools as parents along with some good healthy fun.
Facilitators Laurie Salas and Ramonsita Gonzales did an outstanding job in their novice experience as lead facilitators of an adult group, although they have had much experience working with the children’s group throughout the years. We would also like to recognize Susan Hagan and Liz Alley (Parker) for the awesome service they always provide to our children and teens. Last, but not least, we must thank the community for the awesome support they have shown for our staff and participants. Father Carlos Alvarez, The Salvation Army, Community United Methodist Women, Pagosa Springs Youth Center, Archuleta Victims Assistance Program and Head Start support our community’s families.
Watch for news regarding the Pagosa Springs Nurturing Center LLC. Great things are coming as we work in collaboration with community and faith-based service providers, individuals and families to provide an environment to our community with opportunities to meet, learn and share together.
Get involved. Call Lily Tarbet, 403-9611, or Liz Alley, 799-2187.