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 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 >
Teach For America Colorado now offers an additional program for applicants who are interested in pursuing a career focused on educational equity and seeking an opportunity to spend a year learning alongside a master teacher. The program combines a year of intensive training and development as a classroom leader with exposure to what it takes … Read more >
Teach For America recruits outstanding and diverse leaders to become TFA “corps members.” Corps members commit to teaching for two years in a low-income community, where they’re employed by local schools and confront both the challenges and joys of expanding opportunities for kids. After two years, they become part of the TFA alumni network. Informed … Read more >
The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT) 48-hour low cost course of training is designed for any individual who works with infants and toddlers and is interested in improving his/her knowledge and skills in an in-depth, hands on course. Participants in the EQIT Course learn about the importance of brain development in the first … Read more >
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.
The EQIT initiative works to increase the quality and availability of high quality infant and toddler care that meets the unique developmental need infants and toddlers have for responsive relationships. Activities include the facilitation of high quality professional development for infant and toddler early care educators, infant toddler specialists and supports for the provision of … Read more >
Funding through generous support of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation supports funding for EQIT to bridge gaps in state funding and also helps support quality improvement activities for programs and providers in the 4 county region including: Program and Business Administration assessments, CLASS assessments, and Pyramid Plus and Incredible Years programming.
The Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care (EQIT) training is a 48-hour curriculum, and is offered twice per year in English and once per year in Spanish. The curriculum covers information including infant and toddler brain development, responsive caregiving, emotional development, motor development, language and literacy, understanding and respecting culture, inclusion/special needs, safe and … Read more >