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 >
LENA Start is a turnkey early-language program designed for scalable, effective outreach to parents of children aged birth to three. It employs LENA technology, targeted curriculum, and a cost-effective group delivery model to increase interactive talk and generate measurable results. LENA is based on the belief that all parents and caregivers can unlock their children’s … 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 >
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 ECHO and Family Center Early Childhood Council promotes the Colorado Shines Quality Rating System and Professional Development Improvement System to childcare centers, homes, and preschools throughout Fremont County. The ECHO Council provides Technical Assistance, Coaching and Professional Development opportunities to centers and homes wishing to prepare for or maintain a Colorado Shines Quality Rating … Read more >
BE READY is a Larimer County-wide collaboration that creates Ready Children, Ready Families, Ready Schools and a Ready Community. Multiple partners…parents, the medical community, employers, childcare providers, libraries, school districts, community and government agencies, faith communities, service organizations…share in the responsibility to make certain all the children in Larimer County will be ready to be … Read more >
The Early Childhood Education Research Alliance at REL Central managed by Marzano Research has the long term goals of improving school readiness and increasing access to quality early childhood education programs. The alliance shares resources and supports capacity building of members around early childhood issues.