Feedback Friday

The final Friday of every month, child care providers can meet raise any questions/concerns that they have about the industry. It’s an informal conversation that keeps ECEA aware of advocacy needs.

Quality Improvement

High quality training targeted at early childhood education to support the professional development and the teacher/child interactions. Quality Improvement includes: Colorado Shines specific coaching and training, social/emotional trainings on best practices for early childhood, supporting family development and family engagement.

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 >

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 >

SLV Parents As Teachers Home Visitation

Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. We advance the delivery of high quality services for families through a comprehensive system of supports and innovative solutions.

SLV Home Visitation Coalition

Connecting families to Home Visitation Programs through the Home Visiting Coalition: Parents As Teachers (PAT); Nurse Family Partnership (NFP); Healthy Steps; Safe Care; and Working Together program. Providing information and support to these home visitors including information for immigrant families, drug use conversations, safety on home visits, mental health first aide and the Colorado Child … Read more >

Maternal Child Health Systems, Environmental Health, Immunizations, Healthy Mealtimes and Physical Activity, Disease Prevention, Tobacco and Nicotine-free child care, School Wellness, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and Nurse Home Visiting Programs

Tri-County Health Department’s mission is to promote, protect and improve the lifelong health of individuals and communities in Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties through the effective use of data, evidence-based prevention strategies, leadership, advocacy, partnerships and the promotion of health equity. The programs at TCHD that serve early care and education (ECE) professionals and families … 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 >

Collaborative Coaching

Collaborative Coaching is an evidence-based case management approach designed to help families move from crisis to self-sufficiency. By partnering with participants, Family Success Coaches help the families acquire the resources, skills, and sustained behavior changes needed to achieve and preserve economic independence. Collaborative Coaching engages participants in a process of goal-setting and achievement to put … Read more >

Seedlings

Seedlings is a 10-week parenting curriculum for new and expecting parents developed by specifically for Growing Home by a professor at the University of Denver. The class focuses on the impact of toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences on young children and the vital role parents can play in buffering this toxic stress and impacting … Read more >