Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care

The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT) 48-hour low cost course of training is designed for any individual who works with infants and toddlers and is interested in improving his/her knowledge and skills in an in-depth, hands on course. Participants in the EQIT Course learn about the importance of brain development in the first … Read more >

EQIT Coaching

An Infant Toddler Specialist is defined as an individual whose role is to provide support to professionals and caregivers who provide early care and education to infants and toddlers. Funded in large part by the Infant/Toddler Earmark within the Child Care Development Block Grant, many states have developed an Infant/Toddler Specialist Network by funding these … Read more >

EQIT Course

The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT) 48-hour course of training is designed for individuals like you who currently work with or plan to work with infants and toddlers and are interested in improving your knowledge and skills. It is particularly appropriate for child care providers who are looking for an in-depth, hands-on course … Read more >

Expanding Quality for Infants and Toddlers

The 48-hour EQIT curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

Alliance Office of Professional Development

The Alliance for Kids Office of Professional Development facilitates the improvement of a qualified early care and education workforce with an emphasis on increasing the availability of formal education and on-going professional development opportunities for early care professionals. Early care and education professionals are provided support through an interconnected system of enhanced supports, resources and … Read more >

Advocacy

Alliance for Kids serves as the early childhood advocacy hub for El Paso County. We offer an annual early childhood forum that allows individuals from various sectors to see the community through the eyes of early childhood, educates about the Kids Count data for El Paso County, and connects them with professionals and families that … Read more >

Workforce Development

Alliance for Kids has a large focus on the early childhood workforce and is partnering with community entities in workforce stabilization efforts. We are working to promote the early education professionals and increase the number of qualified, diverse early childhood educators in El Paso County through CDA programming and development of qualified CEU options for … Read more >

Coaching and Learning Environment Enhancements

Alliance for Kids blends funding from several sources to strive to increase access, quality and equity within the early childhood programs in El Paso County. Partnering with the Buell foundation, the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, and El Paso County Department of Human Services, we are able to provide early childhood coaching and funding to … Read more >

Outreach

Alliance for Kids engages in a multifaceted outreach approach as we seek to engage early education professionals as well as families. We support professionals by educating them about quality initiatives that are taking place in our area, providing individualized Early Childhood Professional Credential sessions, and partnering with McKinney-Vento liaisons to ensure that professionals are aware … Read more >

CCR&R

Alliance for Kids is the Child Care Resource and Referral agency for El Paso, Teller and Elbert counties. Within this work, we partner with Mile High United Way to ensure that families find the care they need in the listed counties. There are 46.414 children under the age of five in El Paso county alone, … Read more >