Professional Development

CKLECC works to support professional development of early childhood, family service and care providers by offering training opportunities in health, mental health, early learning, family support and education . Monthly and bimonthly training opportunities are offered by CKLECC and vary by county. Professional development opportunities are geared towards improving the quality of services and assisting … Read more >

Pre-Licensing Training for Child Care Providers

Approved by the Colorado Department of Human Services, this course provides the 15 hour curriculum of training in order to apply for an in-home childcare license in the State of Colorado.

CKLECC Fun Tote Program

The CKLECC Fun Tote Program is an educational opportunity designed to promote parent/caregiver interaction and to help monitor developmental milestones in children ages 0-8. The program offers a variety of totes or backpacks to be checked out of local libraries to use at home. There are a variety of categories to choose from such as: … Read more >

Professional Development

Each year, ECCLC surveys early care and education providers to determine training needs. This information, along with the observations of needs from ECCLC staff, child care licensing specialists, and our Professional Development Advisory Committee, is used to create a plan for community trainings. Most of our trainings offered apply towards licensing requirements. Trainings can include: … Read more >

Child Care Outreach Services

ECCLC is committed to supporting providers’ ability to meet licensing requirements. The information in this section is intended to help you ensure you are in compliance with licensing rules and regulations. We also recruit those who want to become licensed Family Child Care Home Providers. We offer support with licensing applications, pre-licensing trainings, and financial … Read more >

Quality Support

ECCLC offers an array of services to support licensed early care and education professionals in their work with young children. ECCLC’s Quality Support Coaches work with both individuals providing direct care to children, including those licensed to care for children in their home, as well as licensed child care program administrators. Services provided are customized … Read more >

Be Ready

BE READY is a Larimer County-wide collaboration that creates Ready Children, Ready Families, Ready Schools and a Ready Community. Multiple partners…parents, the medical community, employers, childcare providers, libraries, school districts, community and government agencies, faith communities, service organizations…share in the responsibility to make certain all the children in Larimer County will be ready to be … Read more >

Kids Initiative for Development Support (KIDS)

The Kids Initiative for Developmental Support (KIDS) started in 2013 and is a collaboration of citizens dedicated to ensuring that all Larimer County children’s healthy development (including social-emotional) is optimized by a coordinated system that supports: Informed parents/caregivers Universal standardized developmental screenings Effective referrals With backbone support provided jointly by ECCLC and the Larimer Department … Read more >

Leap Coalition

In February 2016, community partners representing 21 different organizations across Larimer County came together to create a plan for how we can better support children’s social development and emotional well-being in a culturally conscious manner. This group of partners came to be known as the Leap Coalition. Leap’s work focuses on five key areas that … Read more >

Early Childhood Workforce Initiative

The Early Childhood Council of Larimer County is looking for programs, mentor teachers, and students to participate in an innovative new project to address our current workforce challenges of staff turnover, recruitment, and retention. The purpose of this initiative is to expand the pool of qualified early childhood teachers through increased recruitment and retention. We … Read more >