Systems Building

Working with community partners – service organizations, families, elected officials and other key stakeholder, ECPAC helps to identify and break down system barriers for families having equitable access to affordable, high quality, comprehensive services and supports (health/well-being, early learning, and family support and education) through the use of a community developed strategic plan, Action Teams, … Read more >

Journey to Kindergarten & The Journey Begins

The “Journey to Kindergarten” and “The Journey Begins” are resource brochures for parents, caregivers, and early learning providers to ensure that their child(ren) arrives at Kindergarten prepared and ready to succeed. These resource brochures provide interactive activities to help children “Arrive with Five”: Literacy and Language; Math and Science; Social Skills and Relationships; Approaches to … Read more >

Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action – Community Planning

Colorado communities are engaging in an eight-month local participatory planning process using the Colorado Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action (Framework). The Framework is designed as a tool to guide strategic thinking, align strategies, and maximize shared outcomes to prevent child maltreatment and promote child well-being at the state and local level. The Framework will … Read more >

Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in Colorado

The Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in Colorado Initiative is an innovative public-private partnership including Buell Foundation, Gary Community Investments, Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Department of Human Services. We envision a state where all children thrive because there is a stable, well-qualified, diverse, and appropriately compensated early childhood workforce. Our goal is … Read more >

LAUNCH Together

LAUNCH Together is an initiative designed to improve social, emotional, behavioral, physical and cognitive outcomes for young children (prenatal through age eight) and their families in Colorado. Created through a unique collaboration of eight Colorado-based foundations, communities across the state are supported in enhancing existing prevention and health promotion practices and building coordinated community systems. … Read more >

Comprehensive Coordinated Identification and Referral Best Practices

Through collaboration with key early childhood partners, ECPAC developed a comprehensive identification and referral process using best practices to break down barriers for families accessing indicated cross-domain services and supports. ECPAC provides training and implementation support to community multi-disciplinary service providers on use of the materials and process and monitors follow through rates. The process … Read more >

Grand and Jackson Early Childhood Council

Grand Beginnings was appointed by the county commissioners of Grand and Jackson Counties to convene and coordinate the Grand and Jackson Early Childhood Council in February 2017. The Grand and Jackson Early Childhood Council works to convene community stakeholder to take a cross-sector approach to ensuring a high quality early childhood system that promotes quality, … Read more >

Meeting Milestones Initiative

The Meeting Milestones Initiative began in 2012 as a cross-sector response to the community need to improve developmental screening. Through a formal collaboration with Grand Beginnings, Grand County Rural Health Network, Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD), and Horizons Specialized Services and funding from the Colorado Trust’s Health Integration work our community began to … Read more >

ELV Alliance CORE Child Care Managment System

ELV has created a unique technology centered model of shared services that provides a comprehensive suite of business management services to significantly reduce the administrative and regulatory burdens on child care providers so they can focus on program quality. The Alliance CORE child care management system is the premier web application built from the ground … Read more >

Early Childhood Colorado Partnership

Learn more: We all play a role in building strong systems for Colorado’s children and families. Developing and sustaining a comprehensive early childhood system with children and families at the center is not an easy task, and no one individual, organization or agency can do it alone. But together, our collective efforts can ensure … Read more >