Child Care Resource and Referral

The Partnership for Children and Families (PCF) is the Child Care Resource and Referral agency for Mesa County. We partner with Mile High United Way to ensure that families find the care they need. We also work to ensure that families have access to quality early childhood programs and/or quality friend, family, and neighbors care. … Read more >

Child Care Resource and Referral/Provider Support Program

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County sponsors the Child Care Resource and Referral program for Boulder county, the “CCR&R at the Council.” The CCR&R supports the licensed child care community by offering pre-licensing trainings, bi-monthly newsletters, access to Emergency Preparedness training for child care providers, access to health and safety trainings required by licensing … Read more >

SLV Early Childhood Systems Building

We build organizational and community capacity to ensure: sound policy, strong partnerships, sufficient investments, robust public engagement, shared accountability, effective leadership and relevant education opportunities. Grassroots advocacy to encourage early childhood policy by engaging professionals, community leaders, and other citizens joined together by their concern for the well-being of Colorado’s children. Collect and analyze data, … Read more >

SLV Colorado Shines Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement Rating Information System (QRIS): Licensed child care programs go through a program rating every 3 years (voluntarily) working to achieve a Quality Rating (Level 1 = licensing, Level 2 = more training; level 3-5 is considered high quality). This program provides technical assistance from the QI coach to become licensed, update child care … Read more >

LENA Grow

LENA Grow is an innovative approach to professional development for early childhood teachers that measures and improves child care quality by boosting interactive talk between teachers and children. It is designed to operate as a standalone program or as an element of existing professional development initiatives. Teachers receive research-based coaching coupled with evidence-based feedback on … Read more >

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals Trainings

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals teaches in-home providers, center-based ECE professionals, and Family Friend and Neighbor care providers about healthy meal preparation and creating a positive food environment for the children in their care. This hands-on, discussion-based training covers topics such as choosing healthy foods that appeal to children, encouraging positive mealtime attitudes, safe … Read more >

Canopy Temporary Housing

Growing Home’s Canopy Temporary Housing program has housed families since 1998. Growing Home relies on the partnerships of nearby faith-based and non-faith-based institutions to provide the physical space from week to week. The program includes a day center for families to utilize during the day. Growing Home’s Canopy program, with a capacity of 14 beds, … Read more >

Seedlings

Seedlings is a 10-week parenting curriculum for new and expecting parents developed by specifically for Growing Home by a professor at the University of Denver. The class focuses on the impact of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences on young children and the vital role parents can play in buffering this toxic stress and impacting … Read more >

Confident Parenting

A course designed to educate and support parents of children 2 to 5 on social, emotional and physical development. Concrete skills and techniques to support parents through some of the difficult times in raising young children. 6 weeks, with one class per week, dinner and child care provided.

EQIT Coaching

An Infant Toddler Specialist is defined as an individual whose role is to provide support to professionals and caregivers who provide early care and education to infants and toddlers. Funded in large part by the Infant/Toddler Earmark within the Child Care Development Block Grant, many states have developed an Infant/Toddler Specialist Network by funding these … Read more >