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 >

Character & Leadership Development

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.

Academic Success

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 >

Pediatric Therapy

Pediatric Therapies at TLC Pediatric therapy is available for TLC preschool students and for children in the community from ages birth to 12. Preschool students receive therapy sessions either in their classrooms during activities with their fellow students or in private rooms. Children from the community receive therapy sessions in private rooms on the TLC … Read more >

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 >

Membership Support and Technical Assistance

ECCLA’s goal is to ensure that Councils have sufficient resources, staff, and capacity to implement their strategic plans so the needs of the young children in the communities they serve can be met. We are prioritizing our efforts to support the integrity and sustainability of this statewide network. To achieve our goal, we deploy key … 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 >

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship

Early childhood professionals who have higher education have been shown to have a better understanding of child development and to be more responsive to the educational and academic needs of young children. The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship Program offers early childhood education program directors and teachers a pathway to pursue higher education. Access to … Read more >

Nurturing the Young Child Conference

Annual conference in early November for early childhood professionals, offering 6 training hours and a partial CEU in collaboration with Western Colorado University. The Gunnison Hinsdale Early Childhood Council brings in a keynote speaker, as well as local and regional presenters. The conference is an opportunity for early childhood professionals to connect with peers, learn … Read more >

Home Network of the Pikes Peak Region

Early Connections is known for developing and implementing innovative approaches to quality programs and is a recognized leader in the field of early education. Early Connections was one of the first programs in Colorado to implement child outcome assessment, increase the level of formal education for teachers, and blend federal support from Head Start and … Read more >