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 >

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.

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.

The Validation Project

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.

Childcare/ early childhood education Center

TLC recognizes the hectic schedules of modern families, and offers the same high-quality early education atmosphere of our preschool classrooms for the littlest of learners in our infant nursery and toddler classrooms. Childcare at TLC serves children as young as eight weeks old up to 2 1/2 years old, when children can transition into our … Read more >

Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Partnership

ECHO is based on a decade of research by North Carolina State University’s Natural Learning Initiative on the Preventing Obesity by Design model. This research showed that by improving the design of outdoor spaces through affordable interventions and training early childhood professionals, young children and early childhood programs enjoy substantial benefits. Together, ECHO and ECCLA … Read more >

Sangre de Cristo Preschool

Colorado Preschool Program preschool housed within the Sangre de Cristo School District. The preschool serves children 3-6 yrs. old.

Aspen Grove Community Preschool

Aspen Grove is Nederland’s only non-profit preschool, serving children 2.5-6 years of age, as well as serving low-income families in both Boulder and Gilpin counties. Aspen Grove has a Level 4 Quality Rating from Colorado Shines.

Primary Care Quality Improvement

Quality Improvement for Early Childhood Screening and Referral: This initiative helps physicians to improve their developmental screening, referral and follow-up practices to promote optimal early childhood development. Quality Improvement for Pregnancy-Related Depression: This initiative helps primary care practices to improve their pregnancy-related depression screening, referral and follow-up practices. Studies show that maternal mental health can … Read more >