Child Health Passport Program

This child health folder is issued by First Steps Early Head Start and Parents as Teachers Home Visitors during a “Welcome Baby” visit to all children born at St. Thomas More Hospital. Several health care providers participate in the project to promote early preventative health care. One purpose of the Passport is to help parents … Read more >

Colorado Preschool Program

ECHO serves as the District Council for the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) for Canon City Schools. This program is available to three and four year old children if parents are working or attending school full time (25 hours per week). There are also limited CPP spaces available for children six weeks to three years. the … Read more >

ECHO Screening and Access Program

Children’s vision, hearing, development, and social and emotional skills are checked at ECHO Screening. Children enjoy the developmental games and parents are reassured that their child is doing well in the areas observed. If a problem is detected, ECHO will help parents access services needed by their child. This might include an in-depth developmental evaluation … Read more >

Professional Development

Children First provides professional development opportunities that are open to early care and education professionals, home visitors, parents and the community. Topics are determined based on requests from professionals, coaches, directors, etc. Participants are given certificates upon completion of the training that can be used for licensing. Some of the most requested topics include: * … Read more >

Children’s Festival/9Health Fair

We partner with the local 9Health Fair with our children’s festival. Free developmental, social/emotional, vision, dental, hearing and height/weight checks are offered. Additionally, there are fun activities provided by local centers and organizations, as well as information about community resources, free books and more!

Family Leadership Training Institute

This is a 20 program that engages families in a research based curriculum, building leadership skills, personal skills, developing a community project and also developing a “civic toolkit” learning how to become more involved in local and statewide government.

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 >