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Nov
27
Tue
Health & Well-Being Committee
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This committee meets the fourth Wednesday of the month from 12 – 1 pm in the AFK Conference Room (2335 Robinson Street). For more about this committee, please contact Jackie Florendo.

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.

Dec
1
Sat
EQIT Session B | September – December
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 experience of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive and fun activiites.

The EQIT Curriculum has been approved by the Division of Child Care as one of the classes that can be used for Early Childhood Teacher (formerly Group Leader) Qualifications AND will count toward the Infant Toddler class that will be required for Director Qualifications. 

The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler (EQIT) Care curriculum consists of 16 modules, covering the following topics:

  • Emotional Development
  • Responsive Care
  • Family Partnerships
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Learning Environments
  • Curriculum
  • Language Development
  • Literacy
  • Physical Development
  • Culture
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Professionalism

September 5th is an evening orientation. All other classes are on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

You must attend all of the classes and participate in at least
three hours of coaching to get your certificate!

Click here to register.

Dec
4
Tue
McKinney-Vento Legislation Information Session
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

McKinney-Vento Legislation Information Session

This awareness training is meant to provide specific resources and information for school district liaisons and other audiences to ensure access to a free and appropriate public education for homeless children and youth, and success in school once enrolled.

The Homeless Education program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11431 et seq.). The McKinney-Vento Act was enacted to address the numerous barriers homeless children face in obtaining a free, appropriate public education.

Dec
6
Thu
Family Support & Education Committee
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This committee meets the first Thursday of the month from 1 – 2:30 pm in CPCD Room 210 (2340 Robinson Street). For more about this committee, please contact Dana Scarbrough at 719.466.0099.

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

The relationship between children and their families is the foundation upon which children’s lives depend. The care and support of the family is crucial to a child’s overall successful development. By providing support and information to families, the Alliance for Kids ensures that each child has that necessary foundation. We collaborate with the providers of early childhood services, and the families they serve, to ensure that the children of El Paso County have what is required to succeed in school and life.

  • Strong families and healthy children create thriving communities.
  • Every parent needs support at home, at work and throughout the community, from families, friends, neighbors, and community resources.

We recognize that true partnership occurs when parents and families have the support they need along with the knowledge and skills to function in leadership roles.

Dec
8
Sat
EQIT Session B | September – December
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 experience of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive and fun activiites.

The EQIT Curriculum has been approved by the Division of Child Care as one of the classes that can be used for Early Childhood Teacher (formerly Group Leader) Qualifications AND will count toward the Infant Toddler class that will be required for Director Qualifications. 

The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler (EQIT) Care curriculum consists of 16 modules, covering the following topics:

  • Emotional Development
  • Responsive Care
  • Family Partnerships
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Learning Environments
  • Curriculum
  • Language Development
  • Literacy
  • Physical Development
  • Culture
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Professionalism

September 5th is an evening orientation. All other classes are on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

You must attend all of the classes and participate in at least
three hours of coaching to get your certificate!

Click here to register.

Dec
11
Tue
Learning & Development Committee
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This committee meets the second Thursday of each month from 12 – 1:30 pm in the AFK Conference Room (2335 Robinson Street). For dates, visit our calendar. *Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, email Teresa Smarsh or call 719.659.7198. 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
7
Mon
EQIT Session C | JAN-MAR 2019
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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 experience of infant and toddler caregivers through interesting, interactive and fun activiites.

The EQIT Curriculum has been approved by the Division of Child Care as one of the classes that can be used for Early Childhood Teacher (formerly Group Leader) Qualifications AND will count toward the Infant Toddler class that will be required for Director Qualifications. 

The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler (EQIT) Care curriculum consists of 16 modules, covering the following topics:

  • Emotional Development
  • Responsive Care
  • Family Partnerships
  • Safety, Health, and Nutrition
  • Learning Environments
  • Curriculum
  • Language Development
  • Literacy
  • Physical Development
  • Culture
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Professionalism

Monday, January 7th is an evening orientation. All other classes are on Mondays/Wednesdays from 6-9 pm and on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm.

You must attend all of the classes and participate in at least
three hours of coaching to get your certificate!

Click here to register.

Jan
12
Sat
Music Play for Story Time & Beyond | January 2019
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This training will provide early childhood professionals with a basic understanding of how young children learn music and why music learning promotes ALL learning.  Participants will learn ten developmentally appropriate strategies to foster music development during story time and other playful circle time activities.  The training will include live story time demonstrations incorporating the music learning strategies, during which participants will be encouraged to sing, move, play and act like young children!   Participants will also practice using three of the strategies with one of their favorite books.

Click here to register.

 

Jan
14
Mon
Pre-Licensing | January 2019
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider is an exciting career move which offers you the opportunity to provide appropriate care and guidance for other children in your community. Licensed Family Child Care Providers can earn income for their families while providing an invaluable service for the community. The process takes time and planning is the key to success as you consider everything from policies and procedures to ordering supplies and setting up your child care environment.

Click here to register.

Pre-Licensing Training for Exempt Providers | JAN 2019
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Becoming a Licensed Family Child Care Provider is an exciting career move which offers you the opportunity to provide appropriate care and guidance for other children in your community. Licensed Family Child Care Providers can earn income for their families while providing an invaluable service for the community. The process takes time and planning is the key to success as you consider everything from policies and procedures to ordering supplies and setting up your child care environment.

Click here to register.

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