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Nov
16
Sat
EQIT Session B | August – November 2019
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

Tuesdays and Thursdays (and one Saturday)
Mandatory Orientation on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday classes are from 8:30 am -3:00 pm on the following dates:
August 31
September 7, 21
October 5, 19
November 2, 16, 30

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click here for flyer and full schedule.
Click here to register.

Nov
21
Thu
Health & Well-Being Committee
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This committee meets on Wednesday, November 21st and then on the fourth Wednesday of February, May, and August from 12 – 1 pm in the AFK Conference Room (2335 Robinson Street). For more about this committee, please contact Bernie McCarron.

The Health & Well-Being Committee assists in the work of Alliance for Kids which aligns its work with work with the Strategic Plan and Early Childhood Colorado Framework.

Nov
30
Sat
EQIT Session B | August – November 2019
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

Tuesdays and Thursdays (and one Saturday)
Mandatory Orientation on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Saturday classes are from 8:30 am -3:00 pm on the following dates:
August 31
September 7, 21
October 5, 19
November 2, 16, 30

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click here for flyer and full schedule.
Click here to register.

Dec
12
Thu
Learning & Development Committee
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This committee meets the second Thursday of each month (except during October, January, April, and July) from 12 – 1:30 pm in the AFK Conference Room (2335 Robinson Street). *Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, email Tina Fennell or call 719.291.8112. For committee information, please contact Kelly Hurtado at 719.291.9315.

The Learning & Development 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 eight and their families. It assists in the work of Alliance for Kids which aligns its work with the Strategic Plan and Early Childhood Colorado Framework.

The Learning & Development Committee has a standing agenda item for Education & Advocacy. The discussion includes: 1) educating families and the community on characteristics of quality early education and child care and the long term impact on children, families and the community; and 2) efforts to communicate relevant legislation to the community and organize community advocacy around Council approved policies. Visit our Advocacy page for more information.

Jan
6
Mon
EQIT Session C | January – March 2020
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Monday, January 6, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm

January 8 – March 14, 2020
Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The two Saturday classes will be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

January: 8, 13, 15, 22
February:  1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, 26
March 2, 14

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click here for flyer and full schedule.
Click here to register.

Jan
8
Wed
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) PLC | Cohort 2
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have lifelong impacts and influence health and well-being later in life. Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) that started the movement toward understanding the link between what happens early in life and later outcomes.

  • Learn how to support challenging behaviors by understanding ACEs
  • See those you work with through a different lens
  • Reflect on how this information changes how you interact with the children & adults in your classrooms.
  • Learn about caring for ourselves while providing trauma-informed care
  • Explore next steps for community

Click here to register.

EQIT Session C | January – March 2020
Jan 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Monday, January 6, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm

January 8 – March 14, 2020
Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The two Saturday classes will be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

January: 8, 13, 15, 22
February:  1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, 26
March 2, 14

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click here for flyer and full schedule.
Click here to register.

Jan
13
Mon
EQIT Session C | January – March 2020
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Monday, January 6, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm

January 8 – March 14, 2020
Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The two Saturday classes will be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

January: 8, 13, 15, 22
February:  1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, 26
March 2, 14

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click here for flyer and full schedule.
Click here to register.

Jan
15
Wed
ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) PLC | Cohort 2
Jan 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have lifelong impacts and influence health and well-being later in life. Learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACEs) that started the movement toward understanding the link between what happens early in life and later outcomes.

  • Learn how to support challenging behaviors by understanding ACEs
  • See those you work with through a different lens
  • Reflect on how this information changes how you interact with the children & adults in your classrooms.
  • Learn about caring for ourselves while providing trauma-informed care
  • Explore next steps for community

Click here to register.

EQIT Session C | January – March 2020
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Important! Please note the specific times listed below:

MANDATORY ORIENTATION:
Monday, January 6, 2020, from 6:00-8:00 pm

January 8 – March 14, 2020
Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The two Saturday classes will be from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

January: 8, 13, 15, 22
February:  1, 3, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, 26
March 2, 14

The 48-hour EQIT Curriculum provides a solid introduction to infant and toddler development, with a focus on providing quality group care for our youngest children. The EQIT course builds on the knowledge and experiences of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive, fun activities.

The EQIT 48-hour course of training is a Department of Humans Services approved training that meets the infant/toddler training requirements for the Colorado Division of Child Care. Upon completion, participants will be considered to have met the infant toddler portion of the training requirements* in accordance with the Colorado Division of Child Care rules regulating child care centers and family child care home license.

Click here for flyer and full schedule.
Click here to register.

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