Promises for Children: Weld County’s Early Childhood Council

United Way of Weld County’s Promises for Children works to ensure that all children are valued, healthy and thriving by focusing on the whole child. PFC does this by utilizing the Early Childhood Colorado Framework to: -Educate Weld County’s citizens on the importance of prenatal health care, early childhood development and support for young children … Read more >

Triad Early Childhood Council

The Council consists of public and private partners representing early learning, health, mental health, and family support working collaboratively to improve quality, access, and equity of early childhood services and supports.

Developmental, Social-Emotional, and Peri-natal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Screening and Referral

The CCECC works with medical practices and screening partners across Chaffee County to ensure ensure all Chaffee children receive timely developmental screenings and appropriate referral and follow-through when additional services are indicated. The program also utilizes best practices to increase the number of women receiving standardized screenings at physician offices and local access to effective … Read more >

Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Program (CSQIP)

The Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Program (CSQIP) provides licensed childcare providers support and technical assistance to navigate the Quality Rating and Improvement System and Professional Development Information System. Currently 75% of Chaffee County licensed providers are enaged at a Level 2 or higher in the CSQIP. Three high-quality (Level 4) CCCAP providers are present in … Read more >

Early Childhood Workforce Initiative

The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative engages community stakeholders to address local workforce shortage and to increase the qualified, effective Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) workforce to 50% above the needs of current capacity to promote mobility and leadership development within the La Plata County and Southern Ute community. The project partners with local school … Read more >

Quality Improvement Project

The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County Quality Improvement Project works to support eligible providers in La Plata County to achieve the goal of 60% provider engaged in Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System. The council employs a Quality Improvement Navigator to provide technical assistance and quality improvement awards to licensed centers and … Read more >

Preschool Scholarships

Following the Colorado Preschool guidelines for qualification, a limited number of preschool scholarships are available on an annual basis via TANF funding from our local DHS.

Pyramid Plus Project

Pyramid Plus Approach (PPA), an evidence-based model, utilizes a curriculum philosophy to address social/emotional/behavioral health needs for young children and families in our community. PPA supports best practices in professional development through a training and coaching model focusing on the early childhood education and care workforce, supporting relationships and environmental factors to reduce challenging behaviors … Read more >

Early Childhood Council

A designation appointed by the state of Colorado. Bright Futures  is 1 of 34 Early Childhood Councils across the state written in Colorado legislation to improve access to early childhood services within the region we serve (San Miguel, Ouray, Montrose, Delta, San Juan counties).  As an Early Childhood Council, it is Bright Futures’ role to … Read more >

First Impressions Professional Development Program

The First Impressions Professional Development Program makes it possible for early childhood teachers to enroll in college level early childhood education classes. By paying 90% of the total cost for classes and books, teachers receive the skills they need to be the best teacher they can be. One teacher shared, “I’m living it as I’m … Read more >