Children with Challenging Behaviors Study

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County continues to conduct, with sponsor support, a survey of Boulder County’s early care and education providers in order to estimate the prevalence and describe the characteristics of young children in care with challenging behaviors and provider responses to those behaviors. The purpose of this continuing data collection is … Read more >

Quality Improvement Program

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County provides comprehensive quality improvement support to licensed child care programs through the Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Support includes on-site coaching and implementation support, technical assistance with Colorado Shines, professional development training and funding for classroom and playground materials that will help address program goals … 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 >

Professional Development Program

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County supports and provides professional development opportunities for the early childhood workforce within Boulder County in an effort to increase the quality of early learning opportunities and early childhood workforce retention. A monthly training calendar, access to local trainings, and technical assistance are provided regularly as well as financial … 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 >

Maternal Child Health Systems, Environmental Health, Immunizations, Healthy Mealtimes and Physical Activity, Disease Prevention, Tobacco and Nicotine-free child care, School Wellness, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Nurse Home Visiting Programs

Tri-County Health Department’s mission is to promote, protect and improve the lifelong health of individuals and communities in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties through the effective use of data, evidence-based prevention strategies, leadership, advocacy, partnerships and the promotion of health equity. The programs at TCHD that serve early care and education (ECE) professionals and families … Read more >

SLV Early Childhood Workforce & Professional Development Program

*Recruitment and Retention of qualified staff in licensed child care centers & homes. *Scholarships for Professional Development/Qualifications for staff in licensed child care centers and family child care homes to increase the number of early childhood staff pursuing Teacher Qualifications, Director Qualifications, college coursework leading to Early Childhood Professional Credentials, AA Degree and/or BA in … Read more >

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment works with Early Childhood Council, childcare centers, and family homes (including Family Friends (FFN) and Neighbors and Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO) providers to implement best practices for preventing early childhood obesity and the development of healthy habits early in life. Strategies include training child care providers … Read more >


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 >