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Jun
1
Mon
Virtual Town Hall on Children’s Day Camps and Youth Sports Camps
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Learn more about the new guidance for children’s day camps and youth sports camps at a special Town Hall where you can join representatives from the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). For registration details, agenda, a link to the new guidance, and the amended Public Health Order, visit: bit.ly/2zx9KOe

Jun
2
Tue
Ask the Expert | Social Distancing in ECE Programs
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ask the Expert
Social Distancing in Early Care and Education: Feasible or Impossible?

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
10 – 11 am

Register Online Now!

Join us for a one-hour discussion to explore issues around social distancing in early care and education programs. Hear from Danette Glassy, MD, FAAP, pediatrician, about guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Discover practical strategies for implementation in a variety of early care programs.

Topics for the webinar include:

  • CDC guidance for early care and education programs
  • Barriers to implementation within early care settings
  • Strategies for early care and education programs to keep children and staff as safe as possible

Presenters

  • Danette Glassy, MD, FAAP
  • Marco Beltran, DrPH, senior program specialist, Office of Head Start

Target Audience

  • Head Start program directors and health services staff
  • Head Start State Collaboration directors
  • Child care resource and referral agencies
  • State public health departments
  • Child care directors and health consultants
  • Nurses working with any early care and education program

The registration link can be used for both the live event and on-demand viewing. The recording will be available to watch on-demand starting 30 minutes after the event ends until June 15, 2020. A version with English closed captions will also be posted on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) in the coming weeks.

Questions?

Contact the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW) at health@ecetta.info or (toll-free) 888-227-5125.

 

 

 

 

 

Jun
3
Wed
Nurturing Parent Programs Facilitator Training | FREE
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!!

Nurturing Parenting Programs®

Three-Day Facilitator Virtual Training with Laura Olson MS, MEd

Nationally Recognized Trainer and Consultant for the Nurturing Parenting Programs

June 3rd – June 5th, 2020

9:00 am to 4:00 pm (one hour break)

This training will be online.  Information and links to the training will be sent to participants the week of the training. Click HERE for flyer.

Please RSVP to lolson.palome@gmail.com or (719) 651-8928

Jun
4
Thu
Nurturing Parent Programs Facilitator Training | FREE
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!!

Nurturing Parenting Programs®

Three-Day Facilitator Virtual Training with Laura Olson MS, MEd

Nationally Recognized Trainer and Consultant for the Nurturing Parenting Programs

June 3rd – June 5th, 2020

9:00 am to 4:00 pm (one hour break)

This training will be online.  Information and links to the training will be sent to participants the week of the training. Click HERE for flyer.

Please RSVP to lolson.palome@gmail.com or (719) 651-8928

Jun
5
Fri
Nurturing Parent Programs Facilitator Training | FREE
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!!

Nurturing Parenting Programs®

Three-Day Facilitator Virtual Training with Laura Olson MS, MEd

Nationally Recognized Trainer and Consultant for the Nurturing Parenting Programs

June 3rd – June 5th, 2020

9:00 am to 4:00 pm (one hour break)

This training will be online.  Information and links to the training will be sent to participants the week of the training. Click HERE for flyer.

Please RSVP to lolson.palome@gmail.com or (719) 651-8928

Jun
11
Thu
Learning & Development Committee
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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

The Learning & Development Committee is made up of agencies and individuals who work collaboratively on a seamless system of care to provide access, quality, and equity in learning and development for children prenatal to age eight and their families. It assists in the work of Alliance for Kids which aligns its work with the Strategic Plan and Early Childhood Colorado Framework.

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

Jun
15
Mon
NAEYC Code of Ethics | JUNE 2020
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn about the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct in a virtual, fun and interactive way!  Learn how these guidelines for responsible behavior set forth a common basis for resolving ethical dilemmas encountered in early childhood care and education.  Participants will leave with a solid understanding of the Code as well as an enhanced ability to use the guidelines to make decisions within their everyday work settings.

Click HERE to register.

 

Jul
16
Thu
AFK Community Network Meetings
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alliance for Kids is pleased to announce its new Community Network schedule of meetings for the upcoming year!
January 16, 2020 | 6-8 pm | The Arc Pikes Peak Region | 10 N. Meade Ave.
April 16, 2020  Location and Time TBD
July 16, 2020 | Location and Time TBD

Are you looking for the one place to connect with local partners engaged in the early childhood conversation? Come and attend the Alliance for Kids Community Network – the premiere early childhood networking event! Connect and network with community partners and learn about local opportunities as well as statewide efforts in the field of early childhood.

Meet & Greet
Come meet representatives serving as members of the Council. Find out what drives their commitment to our community…and let them know what’s important to you!

Connect & Network
Connecting with your peers in early childhood is important! Join us for a time of networking with others!

Learn & Grow
We’re currently developing presentation ideas. If you have suggestions, please contact us!

After the meeting, your role will be to take action by building on the connections you’ve made and sharing the knowledge you’ve gained to further the vision of AFK to “make El Paso County the best place to raise a child.”

Contact Angela McKibben at 719.634.7619 to learn more!
Resources from past meetings:
ECHO/ECCLA Website
Jul
27
Mon
Pre-Licensing | July 2020
Jul 27 @ 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 | July 2020
Jul 27 @ 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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