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VOLUNTEER FROM HOME - Homemade Weighted Blankets

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Early Connections Learning Centers

Weighted blankets are used in our classrooms to provide another tool for relaxation and calming. The children find that these blankets act like a comforting hug, and they help soothe the child to sleep or when experiencing high energy and anxiety.

We are looking for volunteers to make handmade weighted blankets for our students to use in the classrooms. Please keep in mind that these blankets will need to be cleaned after each use, so they will need to be easily cleaned. Each blanket should weight about 5 pounds.

Here is a decent guide on homemade weighted blankets: https://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2016/08/23/diy-weighted-blanket/

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About Early Connections Learning Centers


104 E. Rio Grande, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, US

Mission Statement

To provide high quality, comprehensive early care and education for ALL children.


Early Connections Learning Centers (formerly Child Nursery Centers), was founded in 1897 to care for young children from lower income and working families. We operate five full-day, year-round centers for infants, toddlers and preschoolers and three before/after school and full-day summer programs for school-age children. Fees at all centers are based on family income. The Early Learning Ventures Alliance of the Pikes Peak Region, a partnership with independently-licensed child care Affiliates, offers the choice of smaller, more intimate settings and meets the needs of parents with non-traditional work schedules. Early Connections also operates Court Care, a free drop-in facility for children whose families have court-related business.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, CO 80903



  • Quilting
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