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 >

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.

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 >

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 >

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 >

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.

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 >

Child Care

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 >