Treasure Chest Program

The Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado's main interest is in preventing and addressing communication and language disorders thereby enhancing the quality of life for Colorado's children and their families. The Treasure Chest Program is designed to help families improve the language and literacy skills of their young children thus better preparing them for school and social interaction.

The Treasure Chest Program is a family-focused language and literacy program designed to enrich the natural parent-child interaction. It seeks to accomplish this by providing parent education, support, and high quality, developmentally appropriate materials, books and activities to families of preschool-age children on a rotating basis. Outcomes include improved child learning readiness and enhanced parent confidence and satisfaction in selecting child activities.

Families who participate in the Treasure Chest Program benefit by developing better skills to foster their child's language and literacy development; children benefit by developing important school readiness skills (e.g., knowing the alphabet, counting, shapes, colors, etc.) Thus, children and their families benefit by being better-prepared for subsequent school and learning.

The Treasure Chest Program is administered by two partners in southwestern Colorado and western Colorado. The agencies are: The Piñon Project in Cortez and Western Slope Head Start in Grand Junction.