Who We Are
We are a team and you’re a part of it.
Hope and Inspiration for Families
We are more than leaders in early education and intervention for children who are blind or visually impaired. We are a passionate community of caring professionals who put children and families first.
We Are Anchor Center
Anchor Center for Blind Children provides early education and intervention services for children birth to five years old who are blind or visually impaired.
Our collaborative team approach to education, therapeutic and family support services ensures lifelong success. Everyone matters in the life of a child.
To set the standard as a nationally recognized leader in developmental, educational and support services for children who are blind or visually impaired as well as the families and professionals who serve them.
At Anchor Center we:
• Always work in the best interest of each child
• Value the unique contributions of every individual in our organization
• Employ collaborative, mission-driven decision making
• Operate in the spirit of gratitude to the donors who make our programs possible
• Expect leadership in all aspects of our organization
• Act for the best interest of the whole
• Appreciate the network of resources (community, volunteers, staff, etc.) that enable us to build capacity and fulfill our mission and vision
Areas of Focus
We put children and families first. Our Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Family Support and Community Outreach programs allow our multidisciplinary Anchor Center team to fully support each child’s needs. We teach the life skills that prepare children for success in their school years and beyond.
We were founded in 1982 by a librarian from the Colorado Library for the Blind and the local Delta Gamma alumnae chapter. Our first class included four Preschool students and six homebound infants. Today, we serve over 195 children each year while providing support and education to families, siblings and caregivers.
Volunteers were instrumental in our founding just as they continue to be today. With origins in a borrowed Sunday school room, we moved to our state-of-the-art Stapleton location in 2007.
Julie McAndrews Mork Building
Our Julie McAndrews Mork Building was built with heart and soul, thanks to the generous support of our donors. Designed just for our children’s needs, it embraces all of the senses and is a teaching tool.
Design elements focus on light with textures and sounds that encourage development. All classrooms are acoustically engineered to minimize noise and support sound cues. Our building gives children a sense of security in their ability to navigate the world.