Industry Trainings

ECEA provides free trainings for business owners ranging from classroom management techniques/supports to the fiscal management that sustains businesses. Our trainings are free to anyone, but members receive training certificates for attending the live sessions.

Annual CMA Conference (April 2020) – Raising Equity

Raising Equity means being an adult in the life of a child who helps cultivate and equity mindset. This approach helps adults and children understand themselves, others, and the systems of oppression that impact our lives. In this session, participants will 1) gain an understanding of the concepts and distinctions between diversity, equity, and inclusion, … Read more >

Kids Play Math

Support for teachers, including classroom activities and information about early math teaching and learning. This information is provided through easily accessible online training components, with job-embedded assignments, and webinars. An accompanying workshop in instructional support (optional but recommended). Support for coaches via a certification package that includes a two-day workshop, online interaction, and materials and … Read more >

Nurturing the Young Child Conference

Annual conference in early November for early childhood professionals, offering 6 training hours and a partial CEU in collaboration with Western Colorado University. The Gunnison Hinsdale Early Childhood Council brings in a keynote speaker, as well as local and regional presenters. The conference is an opportunity for early childhood professionals to connect with peers, learn … Read more >

Home Network of the Pikes Peak Region

Early Connections is known for developing and implementing innovative approaches to quality programs and is a recognized leader in the field of early education. Early Connections was one of the first programs in Colorado to implement child outcome assessment, increase the level of formal education for teachers, and blend federal support from Head Start and … 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 >

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

HIPPY is national, evidence based home visitation program. Roots Family Center is offering this program for families with children 3 – 5 years old. The program consists of weekly home visits (1 – 1.5 hrs per visit) in which the home visitor role plays a packet of activities with the adult in the home and … 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 >

SLV Early Childhood Workforce & Professional Development Program

*Recruitment and Retention of qualified staff in licensed child care centers & homes. *Scholarships for Professional Development/Qualifications for staff in licensed child care centers and family child care homes to increase the number of early childhood staff pursuing Teacher Qualifications, Director Qualifications, college coursework leading to Early Childhood Professional Credentials, AA Degree and/or BA in … Read more >

Bright by Text

Bright by Text is a text messaging service that helps parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age five make the most of everyday interactions. Through free tips, information, games and resources, Bright by Text is proven to build nurturing caregiver-child relationships, strengthen families, promote healthy child development, and improve school readiness. Each week, parents … Read more >