Child First is an evidence-based, trauma-informed, two-generation (caregiver and child prenatal through age 5), home-based mental health intervention that serves young children and families most impacted by systemic and structural inequities. The aim of the program is to intervene early to promote nurturing, protective relationships which can both heal and prevent damage to the child’s … Read more >
High quality training targeted at early childhood education to support the professional development and the teacher/child interactions. Quality Improvement includes: Colorado Shines specific coaching and training, social/emotional trainings on best practices for early childhood, supporting family development and family engagement.
Concrete tools to support the social/emotional development of children 2-5 years old. Identifying the most important needs of a child and working with those needs to help them grow and develop with positive behaviors. This course helps to reduce challenging behaviors and supports the ongoing relationship of child and caregiver.
Colorado utilizes a regional resource and referral network to deliver services for child care resource and referrals (CCR&R). CCR&R organizations conduct work specific to supporting a system of local or regional child care resource and referral organizations coordinated to ensure efficient and effective delivery of child care information and resources to families and programs. The … Read more >
The Weld County Diaper Bank is to ensure that all families in Weld County have a sufficient supply of diapers to keep their children clean, dry, and healthy. The Family support staff provides diapers on a monthly basis to partner agencies, while also increasing public awareness of diaper need.
Monthly Professional Development and Networking for Montessori Administrators and Montessori teachers. We have two locations – Denver and Fort Collins. We will be expanding to Colorado Springs and the western slope.
Raising Equity means being an adult in the life of a child who helps cultivate and equity mindset. This approach helps adults and children understand themselves, others, and the systems of oppression that impact our lives. In this session, participants will 1) gain an understanding of the concepts and distinctions between diversity, equity, and inclusion, … Read more >
The CMA Validation Project is one answer to the question “What is Montessori?” By determining baseline, threshold components for participating Montessori schools, CMA has established a Validating Organization to assure state agencies, policy makers, funders, and most importantly, families that the Montessori schools in Colorado have a measure of quality they can trust.
Support for teachers, including classroom activities and information about early math teaching and learning. This information is provided through easily accessible online training components, with job-embedded assignments, and webinars. An accompanying workshop in instructional support (optional but recommended). Support for coaches via a certification package that includes a two-day workshop, online interaction, and materials and … Read more >
Denver Public Schools provides quality preschool classrooms in 91 schools across the city of Denver with programming in English and Spanish. We serve approximately 1,200 three year olds (900 students attend 1/2 day, 600 students attend full day), and 3,600 four year olds (200 students attend 1/2 day, 3,200 students attend full day).