Early Education Classrooms

Denver Public Schools provides quality preschool classrooms in 91 schools across the city of Denver with programming in English and Spanish. We serve approximately 1,200 three year olds (900 students attend 1/2 day, 600 students attend full day), and 3,600 four year olds (200 students attend 1/2 day, 3,200 students attend full day).

Resource Development

FRCA coordinates with the funding community, national, state, and local collaboratives, and governing entities to develop resources supporting families across the state.

Capacity Building

FRCA continuously seeks to increase organizational capacity and sustainability of our member centers. FRCA directly trains direct service staff across the network of member centers as well as provides individualized and group technical assistance. FRCA also connects collaborating groups, resources, and emerging opportunities to the network of member centers.

Advocacy

FRCA represents Family Resource Centers (FRC) at the legislature as well as at a county level. FRCA also actively participates in major statewide initiatives and coalitions relevant to children and families. Advocating at the state and county level for policy and systems change When standards and language are adopted by a multitude of players, true … Read more >

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Connections 4 Kids, in collaboration with Moffat County Youth United Way, continue to offer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Imagination Library is a program that offers high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age 5. The program is free to families and limits registration only by age and residence, … Read more >

Motheread/Fatheread Colorado

Motheread/Fatheread Colorado Through MFC, trained facilitators provide a series of sessions to the parents of children from birth through third grade. Each lesson in the 29-lesson curriculum uses children’s books and adult poems and narratives to develop parents and children’s literacy skills. After participating in MFC, parents report that children exhibit more interest in rhyme, … Read more >

Membership Support and Technical Assistance

ECCLA’s goal is to ensure that Councils have sufficient resources, staff, and capacity to implement their strategic plans so the needs of the young children in the communities they serve can be met. We are prioritizing our efforts to support the integrity and sustainability of this statewide network. To achieve our goal, we deploy key … Read more >

Council Impact Tool (CI Tool) Initiative

ECCLA is moving forward on a long-held objective to measure, analyze, and communicate the collective impact that the network of Early Childhood Councils has across the state. This initiative, the Council Impact Tool (CI Tool), is capturing both the local and the statewide impact of Councils. The five sections of the CI Tool are based … Read more >

Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Partnership

ECHO is based on a decade of research by North Carolina State University’s Natural Learning Initiative on the Preventing Obesity by Design model. This research showed that by improving the design of outdoor spaces through affordable interventions and training early childhood professionals, young children and early childhood programs enjoy substantial benefits. Together, ECHO and ECCLA … Read more >