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 >
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 >
Colorado Preschool Program preschool housed within the Sangre de Cristo School District. The preschool serves children 3-6 yrs. old.
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 >
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.
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 >
The Larimer County Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides child care assistance to families who meet the income guidelines and are working, searching for employment, or are in training, teen parents, and families who are enrolled in the Colorado Works program and need child care services to support their efforts towards self-sufficiency. CCAP provides access … Read more >
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 >
Bright by Three’s traditional visitation program is a free, three-year curriculum based on seminal research findings from The Carolina Abecedarian Project, Hart and Risley, The Perry Preschool Project, and others. Trained volunteers visit with parents and caregivers to share age-specific resource kits that help caregivers stimulate their child’s healthy development. To support present-day caregivers, Bright … Read more >
The Mental Health Center of Denver was recently awarded a 5-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) grant to expand infant and early childhood mental health services throughout the state of Colorado. “Infants and toddlers are frequently overlooked in mental health policy and healthcare delivery systems,” … Read more >