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.

Professional Development

ECPAC supports the professional development of all early childhood and family service providers including in the fields of health, mental health, early learning, and family support and education. Support is provided through the provision of community-wide learning opportunities as well as follow up implementation support as available, funding for conferences, and funding for early care … Read more >

Family Strengthening

Together with community partners – including service organizations and families – ECPAC supports increased availability and access to high quality family support and education opportunities. Parent enrichment opportunities are available in collaboration with community service organizations through funding and coordination support from ECPAC. These include opportunities for families to learn more about early literacy development, … Read more >

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 >

Expanding Quality for Infants and Toddlers

The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT) 48-hour course of training is designed for individuals who currently work with or plan to work with infants and toddlers and are interested in improving their knowledge and skills. It is particularly appropriate for child care providers who are looking for an in-depth, hands-on course focused on … Read more >

Early Childhood Education Research Alliance

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.

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 >

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program

The purpose of the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program is to build the capacity of caregivers in rural communities by providing consultation in classrooms and other early childhood settings in order to set children up for success. The program seeks to empower early care and learning programs and home care providers to create nurturing … 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 >