Calendar


This calendar includes events, training, Council/Committee information, and more!

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Oct
24
Tue
Nicotine, Marijuana, and the Developing Brain @ Mesa Ridge High School
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Attendance Tracking System (ATS) Training Webinar @ CPCD - Rooms 224/225
Oct 24 @ 5:45 pm – 8:45 pm

The State-required CCCAP POS attendance system will be officially replaced by the Attendance Tracking System (ATS) in November. State CCCAP has scheduled several webinar trainings to ensure providers understand how to use the system. Training materials and resources will soon be available online to supplement the information presented during these trainings.

Join Alliance for Kids to view the October 24th webinar!
To support providers in El Paso County, Alliance for Kids will host an evening where providers can view the webinar together and ask questions.

October 24, 2017
5:45 – 8:45 pm (webinar is from 6 – 8:30 pm)
FREE | RSVP Required | Refreshments Provided

RSVP REQUIRED – CLICK HERE or contact:
Erin Sullivan, Training Specialist
719.985.0013 | ESullivan@allianceforkids.org

Oct
25
Wed
Information Sessions | PDIS & QRIS @ AFK Pace Building - Conference Room
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesdays Each Month: July 26, Aug 23, Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 15, and Dec 20

Location: AFK Pace Conference Room.

Time: 5 pm -9 pm

Subject:

  1. Sessions will provide program staff assistance with registering and completing PDIS hours towards achieving a Level 2 status.
  2. Sessions will provide program directors and primary contacts assistance with registering  and completing their QRIS program profile in Colorado Shines.

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To register, click on the month you would like to attend:

July | August | September | October | November | December

Oct
28
Sat
Pyramid Plus Approach Training @ CPCD - Rooms 222/223, 224/225
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join us for eight intense days of Pyramid Plus training where you will learn specific strategies to enhance the social/emotional development of the children you work with, how and why to encourage inclusion, and how to better support children with challenging behavior. You will receive 46 hours of training for only $100.00

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship (partial or full) please click here to fill out an application prior to registering for the training. It is absolutely necessary to apply for the scholarship prior to registering for the training as AFK cannot easily reimburse you after you have paid the training fee. An AFK staff member will respond to your application within two business days and give you the code to register. (Scholarships are available only to Early Childhood Professionals currently employed or residing in El Paso County.)

*Please note that submitting a scholarship application does not guarantee participants a spot in the current training. If the registration for the training fills and closes while your application is being processed you will be added to the waiting list for the next Pyramid Plus Approach Training.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be considered to have met the educational requirements for Early Childhood Guidance Strategies (ECE 103) in accordance with Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family home licenses.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2017
Click here to register.

No refunds will be given after the registration deadline of August 31, 2017. A small processing fee may be charged if a refund is requested.

Orientation is required for all training participants. See below for specific times as they vary from week to week. Please contact Erin Sullivan at erins@allianceforkids.org if you have questions.

Mandatory Orientation and Session 1:
September 7
6:00pm–8:00pm
CPCD Rooms 222/223 and 224/225

Training Dates:
Saturday, September 9; 8:30am-4:30pm

Saturday, September 16; 8:30am-4:00pm

Saturday, September 23; 8:30am-3:00pm

Saturday, September 30; 8:30am-3:00pm

Saturday, October 21; 8:30am-4:30pm

Saturday, October 28; 8:30am-4:30pm

Saturday, November 4; 8:30am-2:00pm

Nov
1
Wed
Alliance For Kids Council Meeting @ CPCD - Rooms 224/225
Nov 1 @ 2:20 pm – 4:00 pm

What is the Early Childhood Council?
The Alliance for Kids Council is a collaborative group of people from community organizations, early care and education programs, schools, higher education, local government, County Departments, businesses, the health and mental health sector, and the community of El Paso County  – all concerned with the well-being of young children and families.

The Council serves as the oversight committee for Alliance for Kids. Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families serves as the fiscal agent. The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood, is the governing entity of all Early Childhood Councils in Colorado.

All are welcome to join us. For more information on becoming a Council member, please contact Alliance for Kids at 719.634.8045.

Nov
2
Thu
Family Support & Education Committee @ CPCD - Room 210
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This committee meets the first Thursday of the month from 1 – 2:30 pm at CPCD (2340 Robinson Street, Room 210). For more about this committee, please contact Dana Scarbrough.

The Alliance for Kids Family Support & Education Committee assists in the work of Alliance for Kids which aligns its work with the Strategic Plan and Early Childhood Colorado Framework.

 

Nov
4
Sat
Pyramid Plus Approach Training @ CPCD - Rooms 222/223, 224/225
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join us for eight intense days of Pyramid Plus training where you will learn specific strategies to enhance the social/emotional development of the children you work with, how and why to encourage inclusion, and how to better support children with challenging behavior. You will receive 46 hours of training for only $100.00

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship (partial or full) please click here to fill out an application prior to registering for the training. It is absolutely necessary to apply for the scholarship prior to registering for the training as AFK cannot easily reimburse you after you have paid the training fee. An AFK staff member will respond to your application within two business days and give you the code to register. (Scholarships are available only to Early Childhood Professionals currently employed or residing in El Paso County.)

*Please note that submitting a scholarship application does not guarantee participants a spot in the current training. If the registration for the training fills and closes while your application is being processed you will be added to the waiting list for the next Pyramid Plus Approach Training.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be considered to have met the educational requirements for Early Childhood Guidance Strategies (ECE 103) in accordance with Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family home licenses.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2017
Click here to register.

No refunds will be given after the registration deadline of August 31, 2017. A small processing fee may be charged if a refund is requested.

Orientation is required for all training participants. See below for specific times as they vary from week to week. Please contact Erin Sullivan at erins@allianceforkids.org if you have questions.

Mandatory Orientation and Session 1:
September 7
6:00pm–8:00pm
CPCD Rooms 222/223 and 224/225

Training Dates:
Saturday, September 9; 8:30am-4:30pm

Saturday, September 16; 8:30am-4:00pm

Saturday, September 23; 8:30am-3:00pm

Saturday, September 30; 8:30am-3:00pm

Saturday, October 21; 8:30am-4:30pm

Saturday, October 28; 8:30am-4:30pm

Saturday, November 4; 8:30am-2:00pm

Nov
9
Thu
Education & Advocacy Committee @ Pikes Peak United Way
Nov 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

NEW! Connect with local organizations! The Education & Advocacy Committee meets from 11 am – 12 pm at Pikes Peak United Way immediately prior to the Learning & Development committee.  The Education and Advocacy Committee serves to guide education of families and community on characteristics of quality early education and child care and the long term impact on children, families and the community. The committee also serves to communicate relevant legislation to the community and organize community advocacy around Council approved policies. Join the conversation and attend our monthly meetings. All are welcome to attend and may contact Deanna Stark for more details at DStark@allianceforkids.org or 719.291.8112.

 

 

Learning & Development Committee @ Pikes Peak United Way
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Learning & Development Committee meets on the second Thursday of the month from 12 – 1:30 pm at Pikes Peak United Way (518 N. Nevada Ave). For more about this committee or to receive meeting reminders, please contact Teresa Smarsh. *Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Teresa by email or call (719) 659-7198.

The L&D committee is made up of agencies and individuals who work collaboratively on a seamless system of care to provide access, quality, and equity in learning and development for children prenatal to age 8 and their families,  assists in the work of Alliance for Kids which aligns its work with the Strategic Plan and Early Childhood Colorado Framework.

NEW! An Education & Advocacy group will meet immediately prior to the Learning & Development Committee from 11 am – 12 pm. For more details about this committee, contact Deanna Stark or call 719.291.8112.

Nov
14
Tue
Alliance for Kids Executive Committee Meeting @ CPCD - Room 210
Nov 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Executive Committee of the Council functions as the advisory committee for the Council and includes two Co-Chairs, each Sub-Committee Chair, the Fiscal Agent President/CEO, the Council Coordinator, and three Community Members-at-Large. This committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month.

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