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Background Checks – Comment Period OPEN


Public Comment is Open: Rule Revision Regulating Background Checks for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes The Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Early Care and Learning is proposing a rule revision to align background check requirements for Child Care Centers, School-Age Child Care Centers, Family Child Care Homes and Qualified Exempt […]

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Pikes Peak United Way – Become a Respite Care Provider


Do you have a passion to work with children with special needs? Click here to view flyer.. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) for Respite Care provides eligible families, active in the US Navy or US Air Force, free in-home child care services for parents of children diagnosed with developmental and/or disabilities. – Receive free training, […]

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Week of the Young Child – April 16-20


The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. Visit NAEYC.org/events/woyc. During this week, Alliance for Kids will be sharing ideas and information around daily themes of Music, Food, Working Together, the Arts, and […]

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NEW! FamilySPEAK.org | Posted 3.9.18


Alliance for Kids is pleased to announce the launch of our NEW FamilySPEAK.org website. This site replaces our Parenting Matters site as your home for family support, education, and knowledge resources. There’s information for families as well as organizations and professionals serving families & children in El Paso County.

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School Shootings: Resources to Help Children


The Latest from Child Trends By Jessica Dym Bartlett As adults struggle with their own reactions to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida—the 29th mass shooting in the United States in the first two months of 2018 alone—young eyes and ears are watching and listening. This is an important time to talk to children about […]

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Prelicensing Classes for 2018 | Posted 2.8.18


Prelicensing Training (15 Hours) is Required* and Alliance for Kids is Here to Assist! April 2018 (M/W) April 23 and 25 | 9 am—3 pm Friday, April 25 | 9 am—2 pm July 2018 (T/Th) July 24 and 26 | 9 am—3 pm Friday, July 27 | 9 am—2 pm October 2018 (M/W) October 1 […]

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CCCAP ATS Delayed | Posted 12.15.17


ATTENDANCE TRACKING SYSTEM LAUNCH DELAYED The Office of Early Childhood announced today that the ATS GO-LIVE date has been delayed. The system, designed to replace the current swipe card and Point of Service (POS) systems for CCCAP, does not yet meet their standards for effective and efficient service. Pilot system users are experiencing errors and […]

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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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Quality Improvement Applications – LIVE NOW | Posted 10.9.17


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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