Visitation Program

Offered in English and Spanish, Bright by Three’s award-winning 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 and partners visit with parents and caregivers to share age-specific resource toolkits that help caregivers stimulate their child’s healthy … Read more >

Bright by Text

Bright by Text is a two-generation program with curated content for caregivers of children from prenatal to five years old. The program is based on seminal research findings and includes expert content from Vroom, PBS, and others. Bright by Text delivers bite-sized doses of research-based curriculum right to a caregiver’s cellphone. Each message contains a … Read more >

LENA Grow

LENA Grow is an innovative approach to professional development for early childhood teachers that measures and improves child care quality by boosting interactive talk between teachers and children. It is designed to operate as a standalone program or as an element of existing professional development initiatives. Teachers receive research-based coaching coupled with evidence-based feedback on … Read more >

LENA Start

LENA Start is a turnkey early-language program designed for scalable, effective outreach to parents of children aged birth to three. It employs LENA technology, targeted curriculum, and a cost-effective group delivery model to increase interactive talk and generate measurable results. LENA is based on the belief that all parents and caregivers can unlock their children’s … Read more >

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals Trainings

Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals teaches in-home providers, center-based ECE professionals, and Family Friend and Neighbor care providers about healthy meal preparation and creating a positive food environment for the children in their care. This hands-on, discussion-based training covers topics such as choosing healthy foods that appeal to children, encouraging positive mealtime attitudes, safe … 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 & Toddlers

The EQIT initiative works to increase the quality and availability of high quality infant and toddler care that meets the unique developmental need infants and toddlers have for responsive relationships. Activities include the facilitation of high quality professional development for infant and toddler early care educators, infant toddler specialists and supports for the provision of … Read more >

Temple Hoyne Buell – Quality Improvement Activities & Workforce Development

Funding through generous support of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation supports funding for EQIT to bridge gaps in state funding and also helps support quality improvement activities for programs and providers in the 4 county region including: Program and Business Administration assessments, CLASS assessments, and Pyramid Plus and Incredible Years programming.

Childcare Resource and Referral (Eagle, Garfield, Lake & Pitkin)

Provides support to families and licensed facilities with resource and referral services. Services include: recruiting new licensed providers, updating program information, determine ongoing needs of providers, partnering with the centralized call center, developing a list of resources for each county to support children and families, partnering with key stakeholders throughout the 4 county region, and … Read more >