The Council is the Local Coordinating Organization for Pitkin, Garfield, W. Eagle and Lake Counties. Through strong partnerships at the local, regional and state levels, we are leading efforts to implement Universal Preschool in our region.
15 hours of preschool instruction for all children the year before they enter Kindergarten. Our Council helps to support the Early Childhood Education(ECE) workforce (family child care homes, preschools and child care centers) to provide the high quality education needed for children to build a strong foundation in learning.
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 >
We have a paid lobbyist who works to support the industry through legislative advocacy work. We also advocate with the state regarding any advocacy needs that arise in the industry. We are a solutions-based organization and strive to improve processes and services for providers throughout the industry.
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.
Monthly Professional Development and Networking for Montessori Administrators and Montessori teachers. We have two locations – Denver and Fort Collins. We will be expanding to Colorado Springs and the western slope.
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 >
The CMA Validation Project is one answer to the question “What is Montessori?” By determining baseline, threshold components for participating Montessori schools, CMA has established a Validating Organization to assure state agencies, policy makers, funders, and most importantly, families that the Montessori schools in Colorado have a measure of quality they can trust.
BGCMD offers several programs that inspire kids to raise their voices and contribute to their communities. Leadership groups within BGCMD include Youth of the Year, Keystone Club for teens and Torch Club for preteens. These peer-based groups give kids a platform to develop age-specific projects.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Our STEM programming helps kids develop technical skills in fields that are increasingly vital to academic and career success. At BGCMD, we make STEM learning fun through games, hands-on group activities and fun competitions. The Arts. Our wide array of art opportunities (performance, digital and fine arts) are consistently … Read more >