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Family Support

We encourage families to see the potential in each child.

Comprehensive. Holistic. Complete.

We provide education, caring support and connections that last a lifetime.

We believe in supporting the whole family.

Meeting other parents, grandparents and caregivers is an important part of the Anchor Center journey. Our Family Support Services team provides a welcoming, safe environment that builds confidence and develops lifelong skills. Family is at the core of who we are.

Our services include:

  • A talented professional team founded in early intervention and childhood development.
  • Opportunities to learn from and build connections with other families.
  • Routine educational and informational sessions with experts in the field.
  • Support and education for siblings of Anchor Center children.
  • Respite programming to ensure the well-being of families and caregivers.

See Upcoming Anchor Night Watch, School Break Respite and Education Event Dates and Registration Links

Parent Education

Anchor Center encourages families.

Families are welcomed in a safe atmosphere that embraces each individual’s journey. Care is always given to encouraging open communication and sharing in a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Educational opportunities for families at Anchor Center include:

  • Parent education sessions for Infant and Toddler families with topics ranging from development to sleep challenges
  • Preschool parent sessions available on a preschool day from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for parents to socialize and hear topics that are pertinent to them. 
  • Programming on topics relating to diagnoses, self-care, and transitions
  • An on-site library of child development and vision related resources

Super Sibling Program

Our Super Sibling Program honors the bonds siblings 3 months to 5 years old have with their brother or sister.

Anchor Center understands the unique relationship of having a family member who is blind or visually impaired.

Children attend classroom-based activities with other siblings during regular program time weekly. We provide the tools and education necessary to learn in a safe and meaningful environment.

Several times a year, siblings ages 7 – 10 years old can attend Sibshops. The program allows siblings of children with visual impairment to have a special event to have fun and share their experiences of being a sibling.

Anchor Center Compass Group

“Families Guiding Families” is at the heart of the Anchor Center Compass group.

A Facebook group of parents that are made up mostly of alumni families and current families. We encourage family connections to enhance the Anchor Center experience.

Anchor Respite Care Program

Everyone needs time for self-care.

Anchor Center puts families and caregivers first with our Anchor Care Respite Program. Anchor Night Watch is held every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month during the school year and several School Break Respites throughout the entire year. In partnership with local nursing schools that include Denver College of Nursing, Regis, PIMA, and Front Range Community College.

Anchor Center students and siblings up to age 12 may attend Anchor Care Respite Progams that include fun and integrated activities. We offer a ratio of one student nurse to two children, ensuring safety and attentive care. To participate and for more information, families should register electronically on our Events Calendar.