Council Impact Tool (CI Tool) Initiative

ECCLA is moving forward on a long-held objective to measure, analyze, and communicate the collective impact that the network of Early Childhood Councils has across the state. This initiative, the Council Impact Tool (CI Tool), is capturing both the local and the statewide impact of Councils. The five sections of the CI Tool are based … Read more >

NICU Consortium Partnership

The NICU Consortium Partnership is a coalition of local public health staff, NICU staff, early intervention staff, primary care providers, lactation consultants, home health agencies, family advocates and other community agency staff who hope to “promote a coordinated system of discharge and follow up for babies and their families transitioning from the NICU to their … 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 >

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 >

La Familia Fuerte Parents As Teachers

Parenting education program for families with children 0-3 years of age. This is an evidence-based home visiting model designed to ensure young children are healthy, safe and ready to learn. We provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Families receive four … Read more >

Right Start for Colorado

Mental Health Center of Denver has been awarded a SAMHSA Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) grant. We are one of nine organizations across the country to receive these grants whose intended goals are to increase access to a full range of infant and early childhood mental health services, and to build statewide workforce … 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 >

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers is national, evidence based home visitation program. Roots Family Center is offering this program for families with children 0 – 36 months old. The program consists of bi-weekly home visits (1 – 1.5 hrs per visit), screenings, group connections and resources and referrals. The program is offered to primarily Spanish speaking families … Read more >

Child Care Resource and Referral

The Partnership for Children and Families (PCF) is the Child Care Resource and Referral agency for Mesa County. We partner with Mile High United Way to ensure that families find the care they need. We also work to ensure that families have access to quality early childhood programs and/or quality friend, family, and neighbors care. … Read more >

SLV Early Childhood Systems Building

We build organizational and community capacity to ensure: sound policy, strong partnerships, sufficient investments, robust public engagement, shared accountability, effective leadership and relevant education opportunities. Grassroots advocacy to encourage early childhood policy by engaging professionals, community leaders, and other citizens joined together by their concern for the well-being of Colorado’s children. Collect and analyze data, … Read more >