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CCCAP Attendance Tracking System Webinar Training


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. For details, click here.

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Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Applications – LIVE NOW


Alliance for Kids is pleased to announce that applications for Quality Improvement supports have gone live for the 2017-2018 fiscal year! Check your Colorado Shines QRIS Grant Incentives tab to see if you are eligible. For more information on how to apply, click here.

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Disaster Response and Recovery | Free Webinar Series


Child Care Aware of America’s Emergency Preparedness team is launching an all new Disaster Response and Recovery Webinar series this fall for Child Care Resource & Referral organizations from across the nation. The goal of this series is to introduce Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) to partnering organizations who serve in a response/recovery […]

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Public Comment for CCCAP Rules for Child Care Facilities OPEN thru 8/31


Public Comment for Colorado Child Care Assistance Program Rules and General Rules for Child Care Facilities Open Until August 31 The public comment period is now open for changes to the General Rules for Child Care Facilities (7.701), including the licensing fee structure, and changes to the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) rules (3.900). The comment […]

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New Licensing Laws Effective August 9


Two new child care licensing laws went into effect August 9, 2017. These are changes to state statute, and are NOT a result of updates to child care licensing rules. Portability of Background Checks for Child Care Workers House Bill 17-1135 made Trails background checks portable between child care or preschool locations operated by the same governing […]

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NEW Website Information!


You will find a new pages on the Alliance for Kids website: Coaching:  We now have a coaching page under the Early Educators main menu that explains what coaching involves and details our QI, EQIT, Pyramid Plus, and Fee-Based coaching. Both the EQIT and Pyramid coaching tabs are linked to their respective training pages. The […]

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Survey & Sweets – Market Rate Survey Assistance!


The 2017 Market Rate Survey has launched and Your Response Matters! On July 19th and August 16th, Alliance for Kids will be offering Sweets & Survey, informal Q&A sessions where computers will be available for taking the survey. Sessions will be held at 2335 Robinson Street from 6-6:30 pm in the PACE Conference Room. (This […]

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Summer Scholarships – Apply TODAY!


About the Scholarship: The Alliance for Kids Office of Professional Development offers scholarships to eligible Early Childhood Education Professionals in El Paso County. The scholarship provides monetary assistance in the amount of $75.00/credit hour as well as up to $100.00/class for books. As part of the program, students are introduced to resources in the community […]

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Supporting Dual Language Learners Training (6/10)


Each child brings unique home-language experiences to school. The U.S. Department of Education estimates that nearly 25 percent of children entering kindergarten speak a language other than English at home. Please join us in learning how to support Dual Language Learners and their families! Click here to register.

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Family Fun Events!


Are you looking for family-friendly events? Check out this list of what’s coming up in Colorado Springs – and most are FREE! Summer Fun Dates

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