Advocacy

Alliance for Kids serves as the early childhood advocacy hub for El Paso County. We offer an annual early childhood forum that allows individuals from various sectors to see the community through the eyes of early childhood, educates about the Kids Count data for El Paso County, and connects them with professionals and families that … Read more >

Workforce Development

Alliance for Kids has a large focus on the early childhood workforce and is partnering with community entities in workforce stabilization efforts. We are working to promote the early education professionals and increase the number of qualified, diverse early childhood educators in El Paso County through CDA programming and development of qualified CEU options for … Read more >

Coaching and Learning Environment Enhancements

Alliance for Kids blends funding from several sources to strive to increase access, quality and equity within the early childhood programs in El Paso County. Partnering with the Buell foundation, the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, and El Paso County Department of Human Services, we are able to provide early childhood coaching and funding to … Read more >

Outreach

Alliance for Kids engages in a multifaceted outreach approach as we seek to engage early education professionals as well as families. We support professionals by educating them about quality initiatives that are taking place in our area, providing individualized Early Childhood Professional Credential sessions, and partnering with McKinney-Vento liaisons to ensure that professionals are aware … Read more >

CCR&R

Alliance for Kids is the Child Care Resource and Referral agency for El Paso, Teller and Elbert counties. Within this work, we partner with Mile High United Way to ensure that families find the care they need in the listed counties. There are 46.414 children under the age of five in El Paso county alone, … Read more >

Childcare Resource and Referral (Eagle, Garfield, Lake & Pitkin)

Provides support to families and licensed facilities with resource and referral services. Services include: recruiting new licensed providers, updating program information, determine ongoing needs of providers, partnering with the centralized call center, developing a list of resources for each county to support children and families, partnering with key stakeholders throughout the 4 county region, and … Read more >

Quality Improvement Coaching

Experienced, knowledgeable coaches provide guidance and support to maximize spending impacts and act as a local resource to help improve overall quality and Colorado Shines Rating. Coaching Services can include: – ERS and/or CLASS assessments – Developing a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) – Level 3-5 Colorado Shines Rating Preparation – Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation … Read more >

Car Seats

This program is dedicated to keeping children safe in a vehicle. Trained, certified car seat technicians will properly fit a child to an age- and weight-appropriate car seat, and instruct parents on the proper use and installation of a car seat. Last year, over 200 age- and size-appropriate car seats were given to families at … Read more >

Promises for Children: Weld County’s Early Childhood Council

United Way of Weld County’s Promises for Children works to ensure that all children are valued, healthy and thriving by focusing on the whole child. PFC does this by utilizing the Early Childhood Colorado Framework to: -Educate Weld County’s citizens on the importance of prenatal health care, early childhood development and support for young children … Read more >

Art Encounters for Children

Sangres Art Guild (SAG) in conjunction with Custer County Kids Council is initiating art classes for children ages 3-6. Classes are held at a local art gallery with local artists and a retired preschool teacher. The 2-hour classes are held on Friday afternoons when preschool is not in session and include a variety of activities … Read more >