Council Impact Tool (CI Tool) Initiative

ECCLA is moving forward on a long-held objective to measure, analyze, and communicate the collective impact that the network of Early Childhood Councils has across the state. This initiative, the Council Impact Tool (CI Tool), is capturing both the local and the statewide impact of Councils. The five sections of the CI Tool are based … 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.

Child Parent Psychotherapy

Individual treatment and consultation for children and parents who are struggling with challenges related to trauma. Services delivered by licensed mental health providers obtaining rostering in the CPP model.

ACES and Hope Professional Learning Community

Eight hour training for early care and learning professionals on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience, Professional Self-Care and Working with Parents. Training is delivered in collaboration with Peaceful Households and is delivered to entire ECE Sites or to professionals from various sites.