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.

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 >

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 >

Sangre de Cristo Preschool

Colorado Preschool Program preschool housed within the Sangre de Cristo School District. The preschool serves children 3-6 yrs. old.

Aspen Grove Community Preschool

Aspen Grove is Nederland’s only non-profit preschool, serving children 2.5-6 years of age, as well as serving low-income families in both Boulder and Gilpin counties. Aspen Grove has a Level 4 Quality Rating from Colorado Shines.

Preschool

The Englewood Schools Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program provides a comprehensive system of services which address child, family and community needs. Our goals are to help children develop a positive attitude toward learning and to support children’s social and educational development. All services are provided in partnership with parent/guardians and family participation in all aspects … Read more >

Bright by Three and Bright by Text

Bright by Three’s traditional visitation program is a free, three-year curriculum based on seminal research findings from The Carolina Abecedarian Project, Hart and Risley, The Perry Preschool Project, and others. Trained volunteers visit with parents and caregivers to share age-specific resource kits that help caregivers stimulate their child’s healthy development. To support present-day caregivers, Bright … 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 >

EQIT Course

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 >

Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist

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.