Comprehensive Coordinated Identification and Referral Best Practices

Through collaboration with key early childhood partners, ECPAC developed a comprehensive identification and referral process using best practices to break down barriers for families accessing indicated cross-domain services and supports. ECPAC provides training and implementation support to community multi-disciplinary service providers on use of the materials and process and monitors follow through rates. The process … Read more >

Social Emotional Development

Through collaboration with key early childhood partners, ECPAC is supporting social emotional development of children ages 0-8 through public awareness/parent education campaign, parenting classes, and training for early childhood cross-domain service providers.

Early Literacy

In collaboration with key early childhood partners, ECPAC supports early literacy development with families of children ages 0-5 through a public awareness/parent education campaign and parenting classes using best practices. While classes are held throughout the County, they are concentrated in areas where elementary schools have very low reading scores. The primary purpose is to … Read more >

Grand and Jackson Early Childhood Council

Grand Beginnings was appointed by the county commissioners of Grand and Jackson Counties to convene and coordinate the Grand and Jackson Early Childhood Council in February 2017. The Grand and Jackson Early Childhood Council works to convene community stakeholder to take a cross-sector approach to ensuring a high quality early childhood system that promotes quality, … Read more >

Professional Development and Technical Assistance

Professional Development and Technical Assistance have three roles in the community, to build general capacity (including supporting individuals to build a qualified workforce), build program specific capacity, and facilitate communications across systems and sectors. Professional development includes funding scholarships for ECE college classes, delivering college classes and community trainings, and supporting Child Development Associate Credential … Read more >

Early Childhood Mental Health Supports

The Early Childhood Mental Health Supports Program is based in the Pyramid Model and provides professional development, coaching, consulting, materials, and family education that supports young children’s development of positive social and emotional competencies. This program also coordinates the community messaging focused on early childhood mental health and well being, including maternal mental health.

Community Tuition Assistance

The Community Tuition Assistance, formerly the Early Education Tuition Scholarship Program, has been a long standing feature of the CCR&R services of Grand Beginnings. However, over time it has changed and evolved to better meet the increased need in our community. Now in its second year, the collaborative program provides for a streamlined application and … Read more >

Meeting Milestones Initiative

The Meeting Milestones Initiative began in 2012 as a cross-sector response to the community need to improve developmental screening. Through a formal collaboration with Grand Beginnings, Grand County Rural Health Network, Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD), and Horizons Specialized Services and funding from the Colorado Trust’s Health Integration work our community began to … Read more >

Grand Junction Imagination Library

Grand Junction Imagination Library mails a free, brand new, high-quality, age-appropriate book every month for registered children from birth to their fifth birthday residing in Grand Junction ZIP Codes 81501, 81503, 81504, 81505, 81506 and 81507. There are no contractual or financial obligations required. All the parent needs to do is register his/her child! Since … Read more >

ELV Quality Child Care Partnerships

ELV has created a unique technology centered model of shared services that provides a comprehensive suite of business management services to significantly reduce the administrative and regulatory burdens on child care providers so they can focus on program quality. In 2015, ELV launched its Quality Child Care Partnership Program, a unique model made possible by … Read more >