The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County Quality Improvement Project works to support eligible providers in La Plata County to achieve the goal of 60% provider engaged in Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System. The council employs a Quality Improvement Navigator to provide technical assistance and quality improvement awards to licensed centers and family homes working toward a Colorado Shines Level 2 – 5.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

System Coordination

Service Area(s):

La Plata

Population(s) Served:

Newborn, Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Learning & Development

Education, coaching and ongoing training exist for caregivers, teachers and other professionals
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Learning & Development

Learning experiences and environments are high quality, developmentally appropriate and affordable
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Learning & Development

Formal and informal care environments and education practices reach the highest levels of quality
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:


Organization Details:
Early Childhood Council of La Plata County

701 Camino del Rio, Suite 207
P.O. Box 4140
Durango, Colorado 81301

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity