This page contains all programs that have been entered on the The Early Childhood Colorado Framework website. Programs are listed in order of entry; use the categories to search for programs by the Framework Domains and Outcomes, as well as program Activities, Primary Role, Population Served and Service Area, as well as by Keyword.

Early Childhood Obesity Prevention

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 >

Hudson Elementary Preschool

Hudson Elementary Preschool for children three and four years old by September 15th of the current year. Tuesday-Friday, 8:10-11:15 a.m. or 12:15-3:15 p.m. Hudson Elementary Preschool three year old program. Tuesday and Thursday, 8:10-11:15 a.m.

Hoff Elementary Preschool

Hoff Elementary Preschool for children three or four years old by September 15th of current year. Tuesday- Friday , 8:10-11:15 a.m. or 12:15-3:15 p.m.

Meadow Ridge Elementary Preschool

Meadow Ridge Elementary Preschool for children three or four years old by September 15th of the current year. Tuesday-Friday, 8:25-11:25 a.m. or 12:25-3:25 p.m. Meadow Ridge Elementary (three year old’s) Tuesday and Thursday OR Wednesday and Friday, 8:25-11:25 a.m.

Visitation Program

Offered in English and Spanish, Bright by Three’s award-winning 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 and partners visit with parents and caregivers to share age-specific resource toolkits that help caregivers stimulate their child’s healthy … Read more >

Bright by Text

Bright by Text is a two-generation program with curated content for caregivers of children from prenatal to five years old. The program is based on seminal research findings and includes expert content from Vroom, PBS, and others. Bright by Text delivers bite-sized doses of research-based curriculum right to a caregiver’s cellphone. Each message contains a … 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 >

LENA Start

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 >

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals Trainings

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 >

Food Pantry

Growing Home’s Food Pantry program is designed to provide low-income families in our community with more than just emergency food. We focus on offering fresh, healthy, kid-friendly options that offer long-term benefits. We are the only 6-days-a-week, client-choice food pantry in our region. We provide almost 200 families monthly with a three-day supply of food … Read more >