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 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 >
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 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 >
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.
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 >
The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT) 48-hour course of training is designed for individuals like you who currently work with or plan to work with infants and toddlers and are interested in improving your knowledge and skills. It is particularly appropriate for child care providers who are looking for an in-depth, hands-on course … Read more >
Through a partnership with The Resource Exchange, Early Childhood Specialist staff trained in development and behavior assessment will assist care providers and parents in planning and implementing interventions for the specified child to succeed or to improve an overall classroom’s support of children’s social emotional development.
This program seeks to create nurturing environments that foster mental wellness among children, families, and staff and focus on reduction of expulsions from child care.
Early Head Start (EHS) programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. EHS programs provide intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and to pregnant women and their families.