This page contains all programs that have been entered on the The Early Childhood Colorado Framework website. Programs are listed in order of entry; use the categories to search for programs by the Framework Domains and Outcomes, as well as program Activities, Primary Role, Population Served and Service Area, as well as by Keyword.

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 >

Lobbying and Advocacy

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.

Industry Trainings

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.

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.

Professional Learning Center

Continuing education programs for early learning professionals, including the Child Development Associate, Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood, and MA in Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences offered in partnership with University of Colorado Denver.

Child First

Child First is an evidence-based, trauma-informed, two-generation (caregiver and child prenatal through age 5), home-based mental health intervention that serves young children and families most impacted by systemic and structural inequities. The aim of the program is to intervene early to promote nurturing, protective relationships which can both heal and prevent damage to the child’s … Read more >

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.

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Program

Colorado utilizes a regional resource and referral network to deliver services for child care resource and referrals (CCR&R). CCR&R organizations conduct work specific to supporting a system of local or regional child care resource and referral organizations coordinated to ensure efficient and effective delivery of child care information and resources to families and programs. The … Read more >

Covering Weld Diaper Bank

The Weld County Diaper Bank is to ensure that all families in Weld County have a sufficient supply of diapers to keep their children clean, dry, and healthy. The Family support staff provides diapers on a monthly basis to partner agencies, while also increasing public awareness of diaper need.