About Us

Our respite care team


About Susan

B.S. in Education, University of Nebraska.
Extensive training in the use of Facilitated Attuned Interaction (FAN) as a model of support for families with challenging infants.
2010-2023: Program Manager, Fussy Baby network Colorado, UC Anschutz
2009 to present: Authored and teaches a unique infant care curriculum for parents planning to adopt an infant.
Created and developed a model of respite care that is widely used in Denver and the surrounding areas.
Speaks regularly to providers in the Denver community on the use of Facilitated Attuned Interaction (FAN) as a specialized model of care.
Presented Nurturing Newborns model of respite care at the ARCH National Respite Conference in September 2022
We offer information and education to foster parents on the use of Facilitated Attuned Interactions. We discuss this model of interaction including the key components of collaboration, exploration, capacity building, empathy, and regulation and how to integrate these actions in their role as foster parents.
We provide education on the use of Facilitated Attuned Interactions and our unique model of respite care to social workers, therapists, educators, and health providers.
Nurturing Newborns provides information, case studies and education to providers who work with infants and toddlers on the benefits of in-home respite care to caregivers of fragile children. We highlight the need for respite care and brainstorm ways to fulfill this need in our community.
We collaborate with other organizations in our community to support, encourage and empower parents and caregivers of fragile children.

Awards and Accomplishments

Easter Seals/Colorado Respite Coalition Grant Recipient, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023.
Nurturing Newborns, LLC was named one of four Most Innovative Respite Care organizations in the country in 2020 and 2023 by ARCH National Respite and Resource Center.
Nurturing Newborns was named one of the most INNOVATIVE RESPITE PROGRAMS in the nation in 2020 and 2023 by ARCH National Respite and Resource Center.
Nurturing Newborns was granted non-profit status by the IRS in September of 2023. (EIN 92-2626959)

Our Leaders

Terri Kellogg

Terri Kellogg is the Financial Manager and Executive Assistant at Nurturing Newborns. Her responsibilities include billing, invoicing, managing funding and relationships with funding sources, and assisting Susan with day-to-day operations. Terri and her husband are the parents of 5 boys. In her free time, she enjoys baking, being outside and watching baseball.

Pamela Young
Pamela Young

Pamela Young is an RN with a BSN in Nursing. She is the Respite Manager at Nurturing Newborns and has been working with fragile children and their families for more than 20 years. She provides intake services and supervision of respite care providers as well as being a liaison between respite providers and the families they care for. She believes strongly in the parent-child relationship and works to support that relationship through quality respite care. Pamela resides in Centennial, Colorado and enjoys spending time with her family.


Respite Care Providers

Nurturing Newborns, LLC currently has 11 respite care providers that work in the homes of families caring for an infant or toddler with delays, disabilities, serious illness, or complications of prematurity. They provide part-time support for parents and caregivers so that they can pause, practice self-care, and seek mental health support.

Respite Care Providers at Nurturing Newborns are experienced caregivers of infants and toddlers who receive extensive training in the use of “Facilitated Attuned Interaction” (the FAN). All respite providers are required to provide a fingerprint background check prior to providing respite care, and they receive weekly supervision.

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What our clients say

“Babies are such a nice way to start people.”