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 >

Children with Challenging Behaviors Study

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County continues to conduct, with sponsor support, a survey of Boulder County’s early care and education providers in order to estimate the prevalence and describe the characteristics of young children in care with challenging behaviors and provider responses to those behaviors. The purpose of this continuing data collection is … Read more >

Collective Impact Collaboration

In order to make a substantive impact on large social problems, like school readiness, we work to bring together a diverse group of committed organizations in Boulder County to act in a mutually reinforcing way to impact a common goal. To that end, ECCBC acts as the backbone organization for the Boulder County Early Childhood … Read more >

Quality Improvement Program

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County provides comprehensive quality improvement support to licensed child care programs through the Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). Support includes on-site coaching and implementation support, technical assistance with Colorado Shines, professional development training and funding for classroom and playground materials that will help address program goals … 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 >

Food Pantry

Growing Home’s Food Pantry program is designed to provide low-income families in our community with more than just emergency food. We focus on offering fresh, healthy, kid-friendly options that offer long-term benefits. We are the only 6-days-a-week, client-choice food pantry in our region. We provide almost 200 families monthly with a three-day supply of food … 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 >

Parents as Teachers

Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a home-visitation program with the core value of which is that the parent is a child’s first and most influential teacher. PAT is designed to teach parents about a child’s development and windows of opportunity for development so they’re able to reach their highest potential through age-appropriate, homemade activities. Growing … Read more >

Expanding Quality for Infants and Toddlers

The 48-hour EQIT curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

Alliance Office of Professional Development

The Alliance for Kids Office of Professional Development facilitates the improvement of a qualified early care and education workforce with an emphasis on increasing the availability of formal education and on-going professional development opportunities for early care professionals. Early care and education professionals are provided support through an interconnected system of enhanced supports, resources and … Read more >