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18
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Pyramid Plus Approach Training | Begins June 23rd – Register Today!
Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to

Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids!

Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you, abundant resources, and easy navigation. If you care to share any feedback, please use the Contact Us button below. Enjoy the site!

El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council

Alliance for Kids is your Early Childhood Council. We work with local service providers and organizations to support young children and families in El Paso County to:Ensure that each and every child experiences an equitable, high quality continuum of services and supports that leads to success in school and life.Improve the quality of early learning environments to prepare young children to enter kindergarten; build the resources and skills of families; and ensure that families have access to social, physical, and mental health services.Be a hub for partners, providers, caregivers, policy makers, and business leaders to coordinate, collaborate, and align resources. The Vision of Alliance for Kids to make El Paso County the best place to raise a child is realized through the collaborative efforts of community leaders from early care and education, health, mental health, and family support programs. These individuals come together as members of the AFK Council to ensure that families thrive and ALL children develop their potential.Mission: The Alliance for Kids will serve as a vehicle that brings together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.Alliance for Kids is an initiative of its fiscal agent Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, advocates, and community members – all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

Read More

Alliance for Kids is here to assist providers, leaders, teachers, or those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

Read More

We support parents & caregivers with resources to build strong families. This includes extended family, guardians, and foster care providers.

Read More

Questions & Answers to help you get started…

Can you help me find child care?
Alliance for Kids can help parents and families looking for quality child care. We are not a provider, but we can connect you with the resources and information you will need to get started. Please call us, or visit our Finding Quality Child Care page under the Parents & Families menu for more details. If you need financial assistance, you will find information on programs.

Do you offer parenting classes?
Alliance for Kids maintains a calendar of parenting classes. Some are offered by our Family Support & Education Specialist, and others are offered by partner organizations. Visit FamilySPEAK under the Parents & Families menu for more information or go directly to FamilySPEAK.org.

How do I start a child care business?
First, you will need to find out if you are required to become licensed. Please visit our Opening a Child Care page for complete details. If you do need to be licensed, there is contact information on that page for our Director Coach who will assist you, as well as the local agency that handles licensing (Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence – IREE).

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. Alliance for Kids has several different early childhood education scholarships depending upon the need of each student. Our Professional Development Specialist can can provide guidance. For more information, visit the Scholarships page under Providers | Leaders | Teachers.

Can you help me navigate Colorado Shines?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

How do I join Alliance for Kids Council?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

“While taking classes for my program I have been able to take away a lot of new information that allows me to be a better teacher, so the children are all successful learners. I am better able to teach and assist children that need accommodations and modifications in an inclusive classroom on a daily basis.”

Scholarship Recipient
Summer 2017

We have gotten SO much from the class. It has improved almost all of our relationships as these skills pertain to adults as well.

Parent
Positive Solutions for Families Class

“I’m more focused on the social and emotional development of children now…on what is going on with each individual child that will help them do better next year in kindergarten – giving them those social and emotional skills that they need, that they might not always get.”

Family Child care Provider
Pyramid Plus Approach Training Participant & Coaching Recipient

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Early Childhood Forum & Kids Count Presentation

Thursday, September 13 7:30 – 10:30 am Ivywild School Join us for a special event to include: Networking | Breakfast

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
22
Wed

11:30 am

Health & Well-Being Committee

Health & Well-Being Committee

Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

5:30 pm

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
25
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
28
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
30
Thu

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
4
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
5
Wed

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
6
Thu

1:00 pm

Family Support & Education Commi…

Family Support & Education Commi…

Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

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Aug
22
Wed
Health & Well-Being Committee
Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to

Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids!

Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you, abundant resources, and easy navigation. If you care to share any feedback, please use the Contact Us button below. Enjoy the site!

El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council

Alliance for Kids is your Early Childhood Council. We work with local service providers and organizations to support young children and families in El Paso County to:Ensure that each and every child experiences an equitable, high quality continuum of services and supports that leads to success in school and life.Improve the quality of early learning environments to prepare young children to enter kindergarten; build the resources and skills of families; and ensure that families have access to social, physical, and mental health services.Be a hub for partners, providers, caregivers, policy makers, and business leaders to coordinate, collaborate, and align resources. The Vision of Alliance for Kids to make El Paso County the best place to raise a child is realized through the collaborative efforts of community leaders from early care and education, health, mental health, and family support programs. These individuals come together as members of the AFK Council to ensure that families thrive and ALL children develop their potential.Mission: The Alliance for Kids will serve as a vehicle that brings together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.Alliance for Kids is an initiative of its fiscal agent Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, advocates, and community members – all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

Read More

Alliance for Kids is here to assist providers, leaders, teachers, or those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

Read More

We support parents & caregivers with resources to build strong families. This includes extended family, guardians, and foster care providers.

Read More

Questions & Answers to help you get started…

Can you help me find child care?
Alliance for Kids can help parents and families looking for quality child care. We are not a provider, but we can connect you with the resources and information you will need to get started. Please call us, or visit our Finding Quality Child Care page under the Parents & Families menu for more details. If you need financial assistance, you will find information on programs.

Do you offer parenting classes?
Alliance for Kids maintains a calendar of parenting classes. Some are offered by our Family Support & Education Specialist, and others are offered by partner organizations. Visit FamilySPEAK under the Parents & Families menu for more information or go directly to FamilySPEAK.org.

How do I start a child care business?
First, you will need to find out if you are required to become licensed. Please visit our Opening a Child Care page for complete details. If you do need to be licensed, there is contact information on that page for our Director Coach who will assist you, as well as the local agency that handles licensing (Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence – IREE).

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. Alliance for Kids has several different early childhood education scholarships depending upon the need of each student. Our Professional Development Specialist can can provide guidance. For more information, visit the Scholarships page under Providers | Leaders | Teachers.

Can you help me navigate Colorado Shines?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

How do I join Alliance for Kids Council?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

“While taking classes for my program I have been able to take away a lot of new information that allows me to be a better teacher, so the children are all successful learners. I am better able to teach and assist children that need accommodations and modifications in an inclusive classroom on a daily basis.”

Scholarship Recipient
Summer 2017

We have gotten SO much from the class. It has improved almost all of our relationships as these skills pertain to adults as well.

Parent
Positive Solutions for Families Class

“I’m more focused on the social and emotional development of children now…on what is going on with each individual child that will help them do better next year in kindergarten – giving them those social and emotional skills that they need, that they might not always get.”

Family Child care Provider
Pyramid Plus Approach Training Participant & Coaching Recipient

Receive The EC News

The EC News publishes twice a month and is an early childhood resource for providers, parents, and community partners.

SUBSCRIBE

News

Early Childhood Forum & Kids Count Presentation

Thursday, September 13 7:30 – 10:30 am Ivywild School Join us for a special event to include: Networking | Breakfast

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
22
Wed

11:30 am

Health & Well-Being Committee

Health & Well-Being Committee

Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

5:30 pm

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
25
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
28
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
30
Thu

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
4
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
5
Wed

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
6
Thu

1:00 pm

Family Support & Education Commi…

Family Support & Education Commi…

Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

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PLC: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Training
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to

Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids!

Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you, abundant resources, and easy navigation. If you care to share any feedback, please use the Contact Us button below. Enjoy the site!

El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council

Alliance for Kids is your Early Childhood Council. We work with local service providers and organizations to support young children and families in El Paso County to:Ensure that each and every child experiences an equitable, high quality continuum of services and supports that leads to success in school and life.Improve the quality of early learning environments to prepare young children to enter kindergarten; build the resources and skills of families; and ensure that families have access to social, physical, and mental health services.Be a hub for partners, providers, caregivers, policy makers, and business leaders to coordinate, collaborate, and align resources. The Vision of Alliance for Kids to make El Paso County the best place to raise a child is realized through the collaborative efforts of community leaders from early care and education, health, mental health, and family support programs. These individuals come together as members of the AFK Council to ensure that families thrive and ALL children develop their potential.Mission: The Alliance for Kids will serve as a vehicle that brings together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.Alliance for Kids is an initiative of its fiscal agent Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, advocates, and community members – all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

Read More

Alliance for Kids is here to assist providers, leaders, teachers, or those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

Read More

We support parents & caregivers with resources to build strong families. This includes extended family, guardians, and foster care providers.

Read More

Questions & Answers to help you get started…

Can you help me find child care?
Alliance for Kids can help parents and families looking for quality child care. We are not a provider, but we can connect you with the resources and information you will need to get started. Please call us, or visit our Finding Quality Child Care page under the Parents & Families menu for more details. If you need financial assistance, you will find information on programs.

Do you offer parenting classes?
Alliance for Kids maintains a calendar of parenting classes. Some are offered by our Family Support & Education Specialist, and others are offered by partner organizations. Visit FamilySPEAK under the Parents & Families menu for more information or go directly to FamilySPEAK.org.

How do I start a child care business?
First, you will need to find out if you are required to become licensed. Please visit our Opening a Child Care page for complete details. If you do need to be licensed, there is contact information on that page for our Director Coach who will assist you, as well as the local agency that handles licensing (Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence – IREE).

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. Alliance for Kids has several different early childhood education scholarships depending upon the need of each student. Our Professional Development Specialist can can provide guidance. For more information, visit the Scholarships page under Providers | Leaders | Teachers.

Can you help me navigate Colorado Shines?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

How do I join Alliance for Kids Council?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

“While taking classes for my program I have been able to take away a lot of new information that allows me to be a better teacher, so the children are all successful learners. I am better able to teach and assist children that need accommodations and modifications in an inclusive classroom on a daily basis.”

Scholarship Recipient
Summer 2017

We have gotten SO much from the class. It has improved almost all of our relationships as these skills pertain to adults as well.

Parent
Positive Solutions for Families Class

“I’m more focused on the social and emotional development of children now…on what is going on with each individual child that will help them do better next year in kindergarten – giving them those social and emotional skills that they need, that they might not always get.”

Family Child care Provider
Pyramid Plus Approach Training Participant & Coaching Recipient

Receive The EC News

The EC News publishes twice a month and is an early childhood resource for providers, parents, and community partners.

SUBSCRIBE

News

Early Childhood Forum & Kids Count Presentation

Thursday, September 13 7:30 – 10:30 am Ivywild School Join us for a special event to include: Networking | Breakfast

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
22
Wed

11:30 am

Health & Well-Being Committee

Health & Well-Being Committee

Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

5:30 pm

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
25
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
28
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
30
Thu

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
4
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
5
Wed

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
6
Thu

1:00 pm

Family Support & Education Commi…

Family Support & Education Commi…

Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

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Aug
25
Sat
Pyramid Plus Approach Training | Begins June 23rd – Register Today!
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to

Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids!

Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you, abundant resources, and easy navigation. If you care to share any feedback, please use the Contact Us button below. Enjoy the site!

El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council

Alliance for Kids is your Early Childhood Council. We work with local service providers and organizations to support young children and families in El Paso County to:Ensure that each and every child experiences an equitable, high quality continuum of services and supports that leads to success in school and life.Improve the quality of early learning environments to prepare young children to enter kindergarten; build the resources and skills of families; and ensure that families have access to social, physical, and mental health services.Be a hub for partners, providers, caregivers, policy makers, and business leaders to coordinate, collaborate, and align resources. The Vision of Alliance for Kids to make El Paso County the best place to raise a child is realized through the collaborative efforts of community leaders from early care and education, health, mental health, and family support programs. These individuals come together as members of the AFK Council to ensure that families thrive and ALL children develop their potential.Mission: The Alliance for Kids will serve as a vehicle that brings together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.Alliance for Kids is an initiative of its fiscal agent Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, advocates, and community members – all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

Read More

Alliance for Kids is here to assist providers, leaders, teachers, or those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

Read More

We support parents & caregivers with resources to build strong families. This includes extended family, guardians, and foster care providers.

Read More

Questions & Answers to help you get started…

Can you help me find child care?
Alliance for Kids can help parents and families looking for quality child care. We are not a provider, but we can connect you with the resources and information you will need to get started. Please call us, or visit our Finding Quality Child Care page under the Parents & Families menu for more details. If you need financial assistance, you will find information on programs.

Do you offer parenting classes?
Alliance for Kids maintains a calendar of parenting classes. Some are offered by our Family Support & Education Specialist, and others are offered by partner organizations. Visit FamilySPEAK under the Parents & Families menu for more information or go directly to FamilySPEAK.org.

How do I start a child care business?
First, you will need to find out if you are required to become licensed. Please visit our Opening a Child Care page for complete details. If you do need to be licensed, there is contact information on that page for our Director Coach who will assist you, as well as the local agency that handles licensing (Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence – IREE).

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. Alliance for Kids has several different early childhood education scholarships depending upon the need of each student. Our Professional Development Specialist can can provide guidance. For more information, visit the Scholarships page under Providers | Leaders | Teachers.

Can you help me navigate Colorado Shines?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

How do I join Alliance for Kids Council?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

“While taking classes for my program I have been able to take away a lot of new information that allows me to be a better teacher, so the children are all successful learners. I am better able to teach and assist children that need accommodations and modifications in an inclusive classroom on a daily basis.”

Scholarship Recipient
Summer 2017

We have gotten SO much from the class. It has improved almost all of our relationships as these skills pertain to adults as well.

Parent
Positive Solutions for Families Class

“I’m more focused on the social and emotional development of children now…on what is going on with each individual child that will help them do better next year in kindergarten – giving them those social and emotional skills that they need, that they might not always get.”

Family Child care Provider
Pyramid Plus Approach Training Participant & Coaching Recipient

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Early Childhood Forum & Kids Count Presentation

Thursday, September 13 7:30 – 10:30 am Ivywild School Join us for a special event to include: Networking | Breakfast

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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

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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

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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

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Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
22
Wed

11:30 am

Health & Well-Being Committee

Health & Well-Being Committee

Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

5:30 pm

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
25
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
28
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
30
Thu

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
4
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
5
Wed

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
6
Thu

1:00 pm

Family Support & Education Commi…

Family Support & Education Commi…

Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

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Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to

Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids!

Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you, abundant resources, and easy navigation. If you care to share any feedback, please use the Contact Us button below. Enjoy the site!

El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council

Alliance for Kids is your Early Childhood Council. We work with local service providers and organizations to support young children and families in El Paso County to:Ensure that each and every child experiences an equitable, high quality continuum of services and supports that leads to success in school and life.Improve the quality of early learning environments to prepare young children to enter kindergarten; build the resources and skills of families; and ensure that families have access to social, physical, and mental health services.Be a hub for partners, providers, caregivers, policy makers, and business leaders to coordinate, collaborate, and align resources. The Vision of Alliance for Kids to make El Paso County the best place to raise a child is realized through the collaborative efforts of community leaders from early care and education, health, mental health, and family support programs. These individuals come together as members of the AFK Council to ensure that families thrive and ALL children develop their potential.Mission: The Alliance for Kids will serve as a vehicle that brings together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.Alliance for Kids is an initiative of its fiscal agent Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, advocates, and community members – all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

Read More

Alliance for Kids is here to assist providers, leaders, teachers, or those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

Read More

We support parents & caregivers with resources to build strong families. This includes extended family, guardians, and foster care providers.

Read More

Questions & Answers to help you get started…

Can you help me find child care?
Alliance for Kids can help parents and families looking for quality child care. We are not a provider, but we can connect you with the resources and information you will need to get started. Please call us, or visit our Finding Quality Child Care page under the Parents & Families menu for more details. If you need financial assistance, you will find information on programs.

Do you offer parenting classes?
Alliance for Kids maintains a calendar of parenting classes. Some are offered by our Family Support & Education Specialist, and others are offered by partner organizations. Visit FamilySPEAK under the Parents & Families menu for more information or go directly to FamilySPEAK.org.

How do I start a child care business?
First, you will need to find out if you are required to become licensed. Please visit our Opening a Child Care page for complete details. If you do need to be licensed, there is contact information on that page for our Director Coach who will assist you, as well as the local agency that handles licensing (Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence – IREE).

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. Alliance for Kids has several different early childhood education scholarships depending upon the need of each student. Our Professional Development Specialist can can provide guidance. For more information, visit the Scholarships page under Providers | Leaders | Teachers.

Can you help me navigate Colorado Shines?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

How do I join Alliance for Kids Council?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

“While taking classes for my program I have been able to take away a lot of new information that allows me to be a better teacher, so the children are all successful learners. I am better able to teach and assist children that need accommodations and modifications in an inclusive classroom on a daily basis.”

Scholarship Recipient
Summer 2017

We have gotten SO much from the class. It has improved almost all of our relationships as these skills pertain to adults as well.

Parent
Positive Solutions for Families Class

“I’m more focused on the social and emotional development of children now…on what is going on with each individual child that will help them do better next year in kindergarten – giving them those social and emotional skills that they need, that they might not always get.”

Family Child care Provider
Pyramid Plus Approach Training Participant & Coaching Recipient

Receive The EC News

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Early Childhood Forum & Kids Count Presentation

Thursday, September 13 7:30 – 10:30 am Ivywild School Join us for a special event to include: Networking | Breakfast

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
22
Wed

11:30 am

Health & Well-Being Committee

Health & Well-Being Committee

Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

5:30 pm

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
25
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
28
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
30
Thu

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
4
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
5
Wed

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
6
Thu

1:00 pm

Family Support & Education Commi…

Family Support & Education Commi…

Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

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28
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EQIT | Session A | August – October
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to

Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids!

Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you, abundant resources, and easy navigation. If you care to share any feedback, please use the Contact Us button below. Enjoy the site!

El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council

Alliance for Kids is your Early Childhood Council. We work with local service providers and organizations to support young children and families in El Paso County to:Ensure that each and every child experiences an equitable, high quality continuum of services and supports that leads to success in school and life.Improve the quality of early learning environments to prepare young children to enter kindergarten; build the resources and skills of families; and ensure that families have access to social, physical, and mental health services.Be a hub for partners, providers, caregivers, policy makers, and business leaders to coordinate, collaborate, and align resources. The Vision of Alliance for Kids to make El Paso County the best place to raise a child is realized through the collaborative efforts of community leaders from early care and education, health, mental health, and family support programs. These individuals come together as members of the AFK Council to ensure that families thrive and ALL children develop their potential.Mission: The Alliance for Kids will serve as a vehicle that brings together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.Alliance for Kids is an initiative of its fiscal agent Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, advocates, and community members – all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

Read More

Alliance for Kids is here to assist providers, leaders, teachers, or those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

Read More

We support parents & caregivers with resources to build strong families. This includes extended family, guardians, and foster care providers.

Read More

Questions & Answers to help you get started…

Can you help me find child care?
Alliance for Kids can help parents and families looking for quality child care. We are not a provider, but we can connect you with the resources and information you will need to get started. Please call us, or visit our Finding Quality Child Care page under the Parents & Families menu for more details. If you need financial assistance, you will find information on programs.

Do you offer parenting classes?
Alliance for Kids maintains a calendar of parenting classes. Some are offered by our Family Support & Education Specialist, and others are offered by partner organizations. Visit FamilySPEAK under the Parents & Families menu for more information or go directly to FamilySPEAK.org.

How do I start a child care business?
First, you will need to find out if you are required to become licensed. Please visit our Opening a Child Care page for complete details. If you do need to be licensed, there is contact information on that page for our Director Coach who will assist you, as well as the local agency that handles licensing (Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence – IREE).

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. Alliance for Kids has several different early childhood education scholarships depending upon the need of each student. Our Professional Development Specialist can can provide guidance. For more information, visit the Scholarships page under Providers | Leaders | Teachers.

Can you help me navigate Colorado Shines?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

How do I join Alliance for Kids Council?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

“While taking classes for my program I have been able to take away a lot of new information that allows me to be a better teacher, so the children are all successful learners. I am better able to teach and assist children that need accommodations and modifications in an inclusive classroom on a daily basis.”

Scholarship Recipient
Summer 2017

We have gotten SO much from the class. It has improved almost all of our relationships as these skills pertain to adults as well.

Parent
Positive Solutions for Families Class

“I’m more focused on the social and emotional development of children now…on what is going on with each individual child that will help them do better next year in kindergarten – giving them those social and emotional skills that they need, that they might not always get.”

Family Child care Provider
Pyramid Plus Approach Training Participant & Coaching Recipient

Receive The EC News

The EC News publishes twice a month and is an early childhood resource for providers, parents, and community partners.

SUBSCRIBE

News

Early Childhood Forum & Kids Count Presentation

Thursday, September 13 7:30 – 10:30 am Ivywild School Join us for a special event to include: Networking | Breakfast

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
22
Wed

11:30 am

Health & Well-Being Committee

Health & Well-Being Committee

Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

5:30 pm

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
25
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
28
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
30
Thu

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
4
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
5
Wed

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
6
Thu

1:00 pm

Family Support & Education Commi…

Family Support & Education Commi…

Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

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Aug
30
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EQIT | Session A | August – October
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to

Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids!

Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you, abundant resources, and easy navigation. If you care to share any feedback, please use the Contact Us button below. Enjoy the site!

El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council

Alliance for Kids is your Early Childhood Council. We work with local service providers and organizations to support young children and families in El Paso County to:Ensure that each and every child experiences an equitable, high quality continuum of services and supports that leads to success in school and life.Improve the quality of early learning environments to prepare young children to enter kindergarten; build the resources and skills of families; and ensure that families have access to social, physical, and mental health services.Be a hub for partners, providers, caregivers, policy makers, and business leaders to coordinate, collaborate, and align resources. The Vision of Alliance for Kids to make El Paso County the best place to raise a child is realized through the collaborative efforts of community leaders from early care and education, health, mental health, and family support programs. These individuals come together as members of the AFK Council to ensure that families thrive and ALL children develop their potential.Mission: The Alliance for Kids will serve as a vehicle that brings together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.Alliance for Kids is an initiative of its fiscal agent Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, advocates, and community members – all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

Read More

Alliance for Kids is here to assist providers, leaders, teachers, or those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

Read More

We support parents & caregivers with resources to build strong families. This includes extended family, guardians, and foster care providers.

Read More

Questions & Answers to help you get started…

Can you help me find child care?
Alliance for Kids can help parents and families looking for quality child care. We are not a provider, but we can connect you with the resources and information you will need to get started. Please call us, or visit our Finding Quality Child Care page under the Parents & Families menu for more details. If you need financial assistance, you will find information on programs.

Do you offer parenting classes?
Alliance for Kids maintains a calendar of parenting classes. Some are offered by our Family Support & Education Specialist, and others are offered by partner organizations. Visit FamilySPEAK under the Parents & Families menu for more information or go directly to FamilySPEAK.org.

How do I start a child care business?
First, you will need to find out if you are required to become licensed. Please visit our Opening a Child Care page for complete details. If you do need to be licensed, there is contact information on that page for our Director Coach who will assist you, as well as the local agency that handles licensing (Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence – IREE).

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. Alliance for Kids has several different early childhood education scholarships depending upon the need of each student. Our Professional Development Specialist can can provide guidance. For more information, visit the Scholarships page under Providers | Leaders | Teachers.

Can you help me navigate Colorado Shines?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

How do I join Alliance for Kids Council?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

“While taking classes for my program I have been able to take away a lot of new information that allows me to be a better teacher, so the children are all successful learners. I am better able to teach and assist children that need accommodations and modifications in an inclusive classroom on a daily basis.”

Scholarship Recipient
Summer 2017

We have gotten SO much from the class. It has improved almost all of our relationships as these skills pertain to adults as well.

Parent
Positive Solutions for Families Class

“I’m more focused on the social and emotional development of children now…on what is going on with each individual child that will help them do better next year in kindergarten – giving them those social and emotional skills that they need, that they might not always get.”

Family Child care Provider
Pyramid Plus Approach Training Participant & Coaching Recipient

Receive The EC News

The EC News publishes twice a month and is an early childhood resource for providers, parents, and community partners.

SUBSCRIBE

News

Early Childhood Forum & Kids Count Presentation

Thursday, September 13 7:30 – 10:30 am Ivywild School Join us for a special event to include: Networking | Breakfast

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
22
Wed

11:30 am

Health & Well-Being Committee

Health & Well-Being Committee

Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

5:30 pm

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
25
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
28
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
30
Thu

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
4
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
5
Wed

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
6
Thu

1:00 pm

Family Support & Education Commi…

Family Support & Education Commi…

Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

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Sep
4
Tue
EQIT | Session A | August – October
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to

Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids!

Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you, abundant resources, and easy navigation. If you care to share any feedback, please use the Contact Us button below. Enjoy the site!

El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council

Alliance for Kids is your Early Childhood Council. We work with local service providers and organizations to support young children and families in El Paso County to:Ensure that each and every child experiences an equitable, high quality continuum of services and supports that leads to success in school and life.Improve the quality of early learning environments to prepare young children to enter kindergarten; build the resources and skills of families; and ensure that families have access to social, physical, and mental health services.Be a hub for partners, providers, caregivers, policy makers, and business leaders to coordinate, collaborate, and align resources. The Vision of Alliance for Kids to make El Paso County the best place to raise a child is realized through the collaborative efforts of community leaders from early care and education, health, mental health, and family support programs. These individuals come together as members of the AFK Council to ensure that families thrive and ALL children develop their potential.Mission: The Alliance for Kids will serve as a vehicle that brings together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.Alliance for Kids is an initiative of its fiscal agent Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, advocates, and community members – all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

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Alliance for Kids is here to assist providers, leaders, teachers, or those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

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We support parents & caregivers with resources to build strong families. This includes extended family, guardians, and foster care providers.

Read More

Questions & Answers to help you get started…

Can you help me find child care?
Alliance for Kids can help parents and families looking for quality child care. We are not a provider, but we can connect you with the resources and information you will need to get started. Please call us, or visit our Finding Quality Child Care page under the Parents & Families menu for more details. If you need financial assistance, you will find information on programs.

Do you offer parenting classes?
Alliance for Kids maintains a calendar of parenting classes. Some are offered by our Family Support & Education Specialist, and others are offered by partner organizations. Visit FamilySPEAK under the Parents & Families menu for more information or go directly to FamilySPEAK.org.

How do I start a child care business?
First, you will need to find out if you are required to become licensed. Please visit our Opening a Child Care page for complete details. If you do need to be licensed, there is contact information on that page for our Director Coach who will assist you, as well as the local agency that handles licensing (Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence – IREE).

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. Alliance for Kids has several different early childhood education scholarships depending upon the need of each student. Our Professional Development Specialist can can provide guidance. For more information, visit the Scholarships page under Providers | Leaders | Teachers.

Can you help me navigate Colorado Shines?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

How do I join Alliance for Kids Council?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

“While taking classes for my program I have been able to take away a lot of new information that allows me to be a better teacher, so the children are all successful learners. I am better able to teach and assist children that need accommodations and modifications in an inclusive classroom on a daily basis.”

Scholarship Recipient
Summer 2017

We have gotten SO much from the class. It has improved almost all of our relationships as these skills pertain to adults as well.

Parent
Positive Solutions for Families Class

“I’m more focused on the social and emotional development of children now…on what is going on with each individual child that will help them do better next year in kindergarten – giving them those social and emotional skills that they need, that they might not always get.”

Family Child care Provider
Pyramid Plus Approach Training Participant & Coaching Recipient

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Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Aug
22
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11:30 am

Health & Well-Being Committee

Health & Well-Being Committee

Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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5:30 pm

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
25
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
28
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
30
Thu

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
4
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
5
Wed

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
6
Thu

1:00 pm

Family Support & Education Commi…

Family Support & Education Commi…

Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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EQIT | Session B | September – December
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to

Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids!

Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you, abundant resources, and easy navigation. If you care to share any feedback, please use the Contact Us button below. Enjoy the site!

El Paso County’s Early Childhood Council

Alliance for Kids is your Early Childhood Council. We work with local service providers and organizations to support young children and families in El Paso County to:Ensure that each and every child experiences an equitable, high quality continuum of services and supports that leads to success in school and life.Improve the quality of early learning environments to prepare young children to enter kindergarten; build the resources and skills of families; and ensure that families have access to social, physical, and mental health services.Be a hub for partners, providers, caregivers, policy makers, and business leaders to coordinate, collaborate, and align resources. The Vision of Alliance for Kids to make El Paso County the best place to raise a child is realized through the collaborative efforts of community leaders from early care and education, health, mental health, and family support programs. These individuals come together as members of the AFK Council to ensure that families thrive and ALL children develop their potential.Mission: The Alliance for Kids will serve as a vehicle that brings together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.Alliance for Kids is an initiative of its fiscal agent Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, advocates, and community members – all working together to improve the lives of children and families.

Read More

Alliance for Kids is here to assist providers, leaders, teachers, or those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

Read More

We support parents & caregivers with resources to build strong families. This includes extended family, guardians, and foster care providers.

Read More

Questions & Answers to help you get started…

Can you help me find child care?
Alliance for Kids can help parents and families looking for quality child care. We are not a provider, but we can connect you with the resources and information you will need to get started. Please call us, or visit our Finding Quality Child Care page under the Parents & Families menu for more details. If you need financial assistance, you will find information on programs.

Do you offer parenting classes?
Alliance for Kids maintains a calendar of parenting classes. Some are offered by our Family Support & Education Specialist, and others are offered by partner organizations. Visit FamilySPEAK under the Parents & Families menu for more information or go directly to FamilySPEAK.org.

How do I start a child care business?
First, you will need to find out if you are required to become licensed. Please visit our Opening a Child Care page for complete details. If you do need to be licensed, there is contact information on that page for our Director Coach who will assist you, as well as the local agency that handles licensing (Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence – IREE).

Do you offer scholarships?
Yes. Alliance for Kids has several different early childhood education scholarships depending upon the need of each student. Our Professional Development Specialist can can provide guidance. For more information, visit the Scholarships page under Providers | Leaders | Teachers.

Can you help me navigate Colorado Shines?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

How do I join Alliance for Kids Council?
Alliance for Kids can help early care and education programs and family child care providers with both aspects of Colorado Shines.  Whether it’s the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) or the Professional Development Information System (PDIS), we are here to assist you!  Visit the Quality Programming tab under Providers | Leaders | Teachers for more details and contact information for staff that can assist you.

“While taking classes for my program I have been able to take away a lot of new information that allows me to be a better teacher, so the children are all successful learners. I am better able to teach and assist children that need accommodations and modifications in an inclusive classroom on a daily basis.”

Scholarship Recipient
Summer 2017

We have gotten SO much from the class. It has improved almost all of our relationships as these skills pertain to adults as well.

Parent
Positive Solutions for Families Class

“I’m more focused on the social and emotional development of children now…on what is going on with each individual child that will help them do better next year in kindergarten – giving them those social and emotional skills that they need, that they might not always get.”

Family Child care Provider
Pyramid Plus Approach Training Participant & Coaching Recipient

Receive The EC News

The EC News publishes twice a month and is an early childhood resource for providers, parents, and community partners.

SUBSCRIBE

News

Early Childhood Forum & Kids Count Presentation

Thursday, September 13 7:30 – 10:30 am Ivywild School Join us for a special event to include: Networking | Breakfast

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

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

MORE

Upcoming Events

Aug
18
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 18 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
22
Wed

11:30 am

Health & Well-Being Committee

Health & Well-Being Committee

Aug 22 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

5:30 pm

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

PLC: Adverse Childhood Experienc…

Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
25
Sat

8:30 am

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Pyramid Plus Approach Training |…

Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
28
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Aug
30
Thu

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
4
Tue

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session A | August – October

EQIT | Session A | August – October

Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
5
Wed

6:00 pm

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

EQIT | Session B | September – D…

Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

Sep
6
Thu

1:00 pm

Family Support & Education Commi…

Family Support & Education Commi…

Sep 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Welcome to Welcome to the NEW website for Alliance for Kids! Alliance for Kids is launching its new website design the week of August 12th! We are hoping to provide a great experience for you,[…]

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Add to Google

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Receive The EC News

The EC News publishes twice a month and is an early childhood
resource for providers, parents, and community partners.