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 >

Right Start for Colorado

The Mental Health Center of Denver was recently awarded a 5-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) grant to expand infant and early childhood mental health services throughout the state of Colorado. “Infants and toddlers are frequently overlooked in mental health policy and healthcare delivery systems,” … Read more >

Primary Care Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement for Early Childhood Screening and Referral: This initiative helps physicians to improve their developmental screening, referral and follow-up practices to promote optimal early childhood development. Quality Improvement for Pregnancy-Related Depression: This initiative helps primary care practices to improve their pregnancy-related depression screening, referral and follow-up practices. Studies show that maternal mental health can … Read more >

HealthySteps

ABCD is the program lead for HealthySteps in Colorado. We’re working to expand and implement HealthySteps across the state to ensure it’s delivered as designed to achieve optimal health outcomes for babies and young children. We partner in this effort with Children’s Hospital Colorado, which trains HealthySteps specialists and pilots and supports the implementation of … Read more >

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, experiential 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 … 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 >