Healthcare and Early Childhood Education Development Programs

Our education programs include the two day Beginning Rhythms classes. Section I focuses on Establishing Early Feeding and Sleep Routines and is intended for those providing in-home nursing and visitations, childcare providers, WIC staff. Section II focuses on Supporting Premature and Medically Complex Infants and Their Families. Other courses include the Parent-Child Interaction Feeding and … Read more >

The Nurse-Family Partnership®

Nurse-Family Partnership® is a relationship-based program that partners highly-trained professional nurses with vulnerable first-time mothers and their babies. The program transforms lives through improved pregnancy outcomes, promotion of child health and development, and the encouragement of economic self-sufficiency for families. Invest in Kids selected Nurse-Family Partnership® as our first program because of its life-changing impact … Read more >

ECE Job Board

Early childhood programs can utilize our job board to advertise open positions they have at their programs. It serves as a great way for professionals to find opportunities for growth in their career.

State Hub for Child Care Health Consultation

Since 2001, Healthy Child Care Colorado has served as the statewide hub for Child Care Health Consultation in Colorado by offering ongoing support, training, and resources for those medical professionals working in early childhood programs. WHAT IS CHILD CARE HEALTH CONSULTATION? All licensed child care centers and preschools in Colorado are required to have a … Read more >

Child Development

SUPPORTING CHILD DEVELOPMENT This training provides an overview of how children’s brains develop and what factors can influence healthy and age-appropriate development. We explore how early experiences can influence learning, behavior, and development. Participants receive a certificate for 1.5 hours of training and resources. This training is provided to early childhood professionals and families together.

Social and Emotional Well-Being: Trainings

CONNECTED CAREGIVING: DEVELOPING QUALITY INFANT AND TODDLER RELATIONSHIPS This training helps early childhood professionals understand what responsive caregiving looks like in practice. We explore areas of infant/toddler child development and developmentally appropriate practices including attachment theory, serve and return interactions, strategies to enhance adult-child relationships, and more. This exploration provides the opportunity to identify your … Read more >

Injury Prevention: Capital Improvement Grant

We award capital improvement grants twice each year for both indoor and outdoor improvement projects. Our capital improvement grant is for Colorado-based 501(c)(3) organizations that serve children younger than age five and are in need of permanent facility improvements.

Obesity Prevention: Trainings

I AM MOVING, I AM LEARNING FOR PRESCHOOLERS I am Moving, I am Learning (IMIL) is nationally recognized and improves the quantity and quality of physical activity in early childhood settings. Participants learn and practice strategies to enhance structured physical activity through music and movement for young children. Participants develop program-specific action plans to successfully … Read more >

Oral Health: Cavity Free Kids

Cavity Free Kids is a curriculum designed for use in child care centers, family child care settings, preschools, head start and home visiting programs, as well as other early learning environments, like library story times and play-and-learn groups. Cavity Free Kids lessons and activities can be adapted to the ages and developmental stages of the … Read more >

Bright by Three and Bright by Text

Bright by Three’s traditional visitation program is a free, three-year curriculum based on seminal research findings from The Carolina Abecedarian Project, Hart and Risley, The Perry Preschool Project, and others. Trained volunteers visit with parents and caregivers to share age-specific resource kits that help caregivers stimulate their child’s healthy development. To support present-day caregivers, Bright … Read more >