The Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Program provides outreach, conducts readiness assessments, and gives technical assistance to child care providers seeking to improve their Colorado Shines quality of care rating. Colorado Shines includes five levels of quality of care environment: level one providers meet basic licensing requirements and level five have worked through a thorough improvement … Read more >
Child Care Resource and Referral, in partnership with the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, maintains a database of all licensed home and center providers in Colorado. A trained referral specialist is available to help parents find local child care services that meet their child’s needs. For each family, the specialist provides at least four matching … Read more >
Parents and families are the key to early childhood development. Bright by Three educates parents on a wide spectrum of skills necessary for raising a well-developed child. Trained community volunteers and agency staff conduct annual visits in homes and community settings for parents with young ones aged 0-3 years. Program A is for parents of … Read more >
Best Start for Babies and Toddlers (BSB/T) classes instruct parents—a child’s first and primary teachers—on their child’s development, activities for bonding, how to find helpful resources, how to find quality child care, preventing and treating illnesses, child safety, strategies for encouraging children’s positive social-emotional development and more. BSB/T uses the Partners for a Healthy Baby … Read more >
The Council consists of public and private partners representing early learning, health, mental health, and family support working collaboratively to improve quality, access, and equity of early childhood services and supports.
A course of training for caregivers of infants and toddlers. The primary goal is to increase the quality and availability of responsive care for infants and toddlers by: Strengthening the skills and knowledge base Building capacity and promoting systemic change Supporting leadership and community collaboration Facilitating professional development
We hold monthly family nights, which are free to families with young children. They are based on a theme, food is provided and families participate in learning activities with their children. Watch our Facebook page or website for future events.
Growing Readers Together is a grant-funded project that works through twenty-two public library systems across the state to enhance the early literacy experiences of children under six. By partnering with other early childhood organizations and through programming and outreach efforts, public libraries seek to identify, serve and develop connection with informal, legally exempt child care … Read more >
Our Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation program can provide any Early Care & Education/child care program in southwest Denver, including Family, Friend, and Neighbor caregivers with free supports and resources to help promote healthy social emotional development of children birth to eight years old. All services are provided by experienced professional in early childhood development … Read more >
Bright by Three, formerly Colorado Bright Beginnings (CBB), is an evidence-based program focusing on birth – 3 that includes an annual in-depth information session with parents, easy to use materials focusing on what to expect in the coming year, and developmentally appropriate books and games. Materials are organized in 3 bags, birth to 12 months, … Read more >