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 >

Early Intervention

Home based developmental evaluations are coordinated with local providers to determine eligibility and to address concerns parents have about their child’s development. Children with a developmental delay (25% in any area) are offered therapeutic support services to address concerns in the child’s natural environment (usually the home, or child care setting). We serve children birth … Read more >

Growing Readers Together

Growing Readers Together is a grant-funded project that works through twenty-two public library systems across the state to enhance the early literacy experiences of children under six. By partnering with other early childhood organizations and through programming and outreach efforts, public libraries seek to identify, serve and develop connection with informal, legally exempt child care … Read more >

Early Childhood Workforce Initiative

The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative engages community stakeholders to address local workforce shortage and to increase the qualified, effective Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) workforce to 50% above the needs of current capacity to promote mobility and leadership development within the La Plata County and Southern Ute community. The project partners with local school … Read more >