Systems Building

Working with community partners – service organizations, families, elected officials and other key stakeholder, ECPAC helps to identify and break down system barriers for families having equitable access to affordable, high quality, comprehensive services and supports (health/well-being, early learning, and family support and education) through the use of a community developed strategic plan, Action Teams, … Read more >

Expanding Quality for Infants and Toddlers

The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQIT) 48-hour course of training is designed for individuals who currently work with or plan to work with infants and toddlers and are interested in improving their knowledge and skills. It is particularly appropriate for child care providers who are looking for an in-depth, hands-on course focused on … Read more >

Journey to Kindergarten & The Journey Begins

The “Journey to Kindergarten” and “The Journey Begins” are resource brochures for parents, caregivers, and early learning providers to ensure that their child(ren) arrives at Kindergarten prepared and ready to succeed. These resource brochures provide interactive activities to help children “Arrive with Five”: Literacy and Language; Math and Science; Social Skills and Relationships; Approaches to … Read more >

Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program

The purpose of the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program is to build the capacity of caregivers in rural communities by providing consultation in classrooms and other early childhood settings in order to set children up for success. The program seeks to empower early care and learning programs and home care providers to create nurturing … Read more >

Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action – Community Planning

Colorado communities are engaging in an eight-month local participatory planning process using the Colorado Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action (Framework). The Framework is designed as a tool to guide strategic thinking, align strategies, and maximize shared outcomes to prevent child maltreatment and promote child well-being at the state and local level. The Framework will … Read more >

LAUNCH Together

LAUNCH Together is an initiative designed to improve social, emotional, behavioral, physical and cognitive outcomes for young children (prenatal through age eight) and their families in Colorado. Created through a unique collaboration of eight Colorado-based foundations, communities across the state are supported in enhancing existing prevention and health promotion practices and building coordinated community systems. … Read more >

Early Learning Quality Improvement Program

ECPAC provides comprehensive quality improvement support to licensed child care programs (Centers and Family Child Care Homes) as well as to informal child care providers (Families, Friends, and Neighbors). Support includes professional development training, on-site coaching or implementation support, and funding for learning materials. Additionally, ECPAC works closely with the local mental health center to … Read more >

Comprehensive Coordinated Identification and Referral Best Practices

Through collaboration with key early childhood partners, ECPAC developed a comprehensive identification and referral process using best practices to break down barriers for families accessing indicated cross-domain services and supports. ECPAC provides training and implementation support to community multi-disciplinary service providers on use of the materials and process and monitors follow through rates. The process … Read more >

Social Emotional Development

Through collaboration with key early childhood partners, ECPAC is supporting social emotional development of children ages 0-8 through public awareness/parent education campaign, parenting classes, and training for early childhood cross-domain service providers.

Early Literacy

In collaboration with key early childhood partners, ECPAC supports early literacy development with families of children ages 0-5 through a public awareness/parent education campaign and parenting classes using best practices. While classes are held throughout the County, they are concentrated in areas where elementary schools have very low reading scores. The primary purpose is to … Read more >