Lena Grow!

The program focuses on a single, straightforward, proven solution to accelerating brain growth, boosting social-emotional development, and increasing kindergarten readiness. That solution: Giving early childhood educators the tools they need to improve language environments equitably and to truly connect with each and every child in their care. In just five weeks of LENA Grow (or … Read more >

Pyramid Plus Program

Concrete tools to support the social/emotional development of children 2-5 years old. Identifying the most important needs of a child and working with those needs to help them grow and develop with positive behaviors. This course helps to reduce challenging behaviors and supports the ongoing relationship of child and caregiver.

Healthy Lifestyles

These programs teach kids how to engage in positive behaviors that help them grow into self-sufficient adults. Through athletics, outdoor experiences, sexual health education, gardening, cooking classes and more, our kids learn how to take ownership of their physical and mental health. We also provide a hot and nutritious meal to every child, every day … Read more >

Comprehensive, High Quality, Early Care and Education

Integrated components of our early care and education program promote school readiness. Our developmentally appropriate, research- and evidence-based approach to early education supports learning and development in all domains: language, social-emotional, cognitive, physical, literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the arts. In August 2017, we implemented a new, strategically blended curriculum to include … Read more >

Early Intervention

Home based developmental evaluations are coordinated with local providers to determine eligibility and to address concerns parents have about their child’s development. Children with a developmental delay (25% in any area) are offered therapeutic support services to address concerns in the child’s natural environment (usually the home, or child care setting). We serve children birth … Read more >

Temple Hoyne Buell – Quality Improvement Activities & Workforce Development

Funding through generous support of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation supports funding for EQIT to bridge gaps in state funding and also helps support quality improvement activities for programs and providers in the 4 county region including: Program and Business Administration assessments, CLASS assessments, and Pyramid Plus and Incredible Years programming.

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 >

Developmental, Social-Emotional, and Peri-natal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Screening and Referral

The CCECC works with medical practices and screening partners across Chaffee County to ensure ensure all Chaffee children receive timely developmental screenings and appropriate referral and follow-through when additional services are indicated. The program also utilizes best practices to increase the number of women receiving standardized screenings at physician offices and local access to effective … Read more >

Kid Connects

Kid Connects provides integrated health and mental health consultation through a relationship-based mental health consultation model in which consultants are based at licensed child care settings.

Colorado Preschool Program

Preschool support for families and children in Prowers County. Focusing on children’s strengths and school readiness