CMA Director’s Network

Monthly Professional Development and Networking for Montessori Administrators and Montessori teachers. We have two locations – Denver and Fort Collins. We will be expanding to Colorado Springs and the western slope.

Annual CMA Conference (April 2020) – Raising Equity

Raising Equity means being an adult in the life of a child who helps cultivate and equity mindset. This approach helps adults and children understand themselves, others, and the systems of oppression that impact our lives. In this session, participants will 1) gain an understanding of the concepts and distinctions between diversity, equity, and inclusion, … Read more >

The Validation Project

The CMA Validation Project is one answer to the question “What is Montessori?” By determining baseline, threshold components for participating Montessori schools, CMA has established a Validating Organization to assure state agencies, policy makers, funders, and most importantly, families that the Montessori schools in Colorado have a measure of quality they can trust.

Kids Play Math

Support for teachers, including classroom activities and information about early math teaching and learning. This information is provided through easily accessible online training components, with job-embedded assignments, and webinars. An accompanying workshop in instructional support (optional but recommended). Support for coaches via a certification package that includes a two-day workshop, online interaction, and materials and … Read more >

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 >