Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Connections 4 Kids, in collaboration with Moffat County Youth United Way, continue to offer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. Imagination Library is a program that offers high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age 5. The program is free to families and limits registration only by age and residence, … Read more >

Motheread/Fatheread Colorado

Motheread/Fatheread Colorado Through MFC, trained facilitators provide a series of sessions to the parents of children from birth through third grade. Each lesson in the 29-lesson curriculum uses children’s books and adult poems and narratives to develop parents and children’s literacy skills. After participating in MFC, parents report that children exhibit more interest in rhyme, … Read more >

Membership Support and Technical Assistance

ECCLA’s goal is to ensure that Councils have sufficient resources, staff, and capacity to implement their strategic plans so the needs of the young children in the communities they serve can be met. We are prioritizing our efforts to support the integrity and sustainability of this statewide network. To achieve our goal, we deploy key … Read more >

Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Partnership

ECHO is based on a decade of research by North Carolina State University’s Natural Learning Initiative on the Preventing Obesity by Design model. This research showed that by improving the design of outdoor spaces through affordable interventions and training early childhood professionals, young children and early childhood programs enjoy substantial benefits. Together, ECHO and ECCLA … Read more >

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship

Early childhood professionals who have higher education have been shown to have a better understanding of child development and to be more responsive to the educational and academic needs of young children. The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship Program offers early childhood education program directors and teachers a pathway to pursue higher education. Access to … Read more >

Break Time Respite Program

Group respite program provided 2 x month for children 0-21 years of age with special needs and their siblings. Sessions provide one-on-one volunteer for each child participating and are supported by a Behavior Specialist and Nurse to support children of all needs.

Physician and Community Outreach

Education of pediatrician and family practice offices on standardized developmental screening for children 0-5 and referral resources within the community.

Parent Stress Intervention Program

Training curriculum delivered for parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities or delays to address the stress experienced and provide strategies for managing that stress. Training curriculum developed out of Vanderbilt University.

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Consultation to Early Care and Learning sites and families to support the social emotional development of children 0-8 years of age, provide positive supports for managing challenging behaviors, and decrease the incidence of expulsion and suspension.

Early Intervention

Early Intervention services under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for children 0-3 years of age with special needs and their families. Services are delivered through a coaching model in natural environments to build the capacity of caregivers to support a child’s special needs and to enhance a child’s developmental trajectory.