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New Parent Support Program

Our Center on Fathering class is phenomenal! Check out a video highlighting this wonderful course at

The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) promotes healthy Families through a variety of services including home visits, support groups, and parenting classes. NPSP partners with parents, utilizing a strengths-based developmental and family centered approach. We help Soldiers and Families learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployment reunions, and the everyday demands of parenthood. Army Families who are expecting a child or who have children up to age three can participate in all of our services- confidential and free of charge.

Click here to watch the NPSP Video.


Home Visit

Scheduled at your convenience, home visits bring you education and reassurance right to your own home on many topics, including breastfeeding, sleeping, nutrition, potty training, age-appropriate discipline, developmental screenings, sibling rivalry, stress management, deployment issues, and time management. NPSP-Home Visitors are supportive and caring licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs) or registered nurses (RNs). They have extensive experience working with young children and are sensitive to your unique challenges as a military Family.

Click here for a home visit referral


Parent Workshops

Helps to provide valuable information about pregnancy and postpartum health, basic infant care, infant massage, parenting skills, safety, discipline, stress management, deployment issues, and community resources.

  • Boot Camp for New Dads

  • Boot Camp for New Moms

  • Baby Sign Language
  • Tough Topics
  • Center on Fathering
  • Cooperative Parenting & Divorce
  • Sole Parenting Resource and Support Group

Portable Classes




Family Nurturing Center

The Family Nurturing Center will help you learn to cope with stress, isolation, post-deployments reunions and everyday demands of parenthood. A variety of classes are offered to meet the schedule and needs of our Fort Carson families. 


  •  Infant Massage & Baby Nurturing
  • Nurturing Families Through Play
  • Nurturing Class
  • Toddler Time
  • Play Group


Safe Sleep

The topic of sleep is important to every parent. Parents want to make sure their little one is getting the rest he or she needs. In addition, they hope that before long they will be able to get some sleep of their own! Check out our information on safe sleep.



Research shows that a strong bond with a caring adult is one of the most powerful influences on the growth of a child! Attend a Thrive Online program and learn parenting skills that can strengthen your connection with your child and empower you with more skills to help him or her grow healthy and happy!

Purple Cry

You've checked everything. You've tried everything. Sometimes, some babies just need to cry. No matter how you try to soothe your baby. No matter if you spend all day with him/her or if you have periods apart while you work or run errands. This is a phase or period of development that begins around 4 weeks of age and often peaks around 3 to 4 months and then begins to lessen. The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome refers to this time as the Period of PURPLE Crying. Click below to read more on how to take care of yourself and your baby during this challenging time. Check out our information on purple cry

Layette Bag

Did you recently have a baby?  Have you delivered at one of our community partner hospitals?  If so, you may not have received one of our wonderful Layette Bags.  Inside these beautiful stork bags, you will find resources for your growing family.  You will receive information on parenting, safety with your infant, Army Community Service Programs, and so much more.  Included in your new bag is a Certificate and letter signed by the Commanding General.  In order to get your very own Layette Bag, please complete and submit the request form, and we will reach out to you and let you know when your bag is ready for pick up.

Click here for Layette Bag Request form