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Sep
18
Tue
Get Educated: Youth Mental Health & Wellness
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

AN INSPIRING PRESENTATION, PLUS A MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE FAIR

  • Listen to a parent’s perspective on raising a child with a mental disorder
  • Learn important facts/statistics about mental disorders and the basic biology of mental disorders
  • Learn about the adolescent brain and teen substance use
  • Learn to identify unhealthy adolescent behavior
  • Learn what treatments are available for mental disorders and the steps to take to access treatment
  • Connect with experts and resources in mental health
  • Talk one-on-one with mental health professionals
  • 2 CE credits offered
  • Light refreshments included

SCHEDULE:
5:30: Visit our resource fair & talk one-on-one with professionals from the field of mental health
6:30: Listen to the Healing Our Youth presentation (see presenters/topics below)
8:00: Visit our resource fair & talk one-on-one with our panel speakers and professionals from the field of mental health
8:30: Close

For details and a list of presenters, view flyer..

Click here to register.

Sep
22
Sat
EQIT Session B | September – December
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to register.

Sep
26
Wed
Health & Well-Being Committee
Sep 26 @ 6:01 pm – 7:01 pm

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

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

Oct
1
Mon
Pre-Licensing
Oct 1 @ 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: Rules, Regulations & Business Rules
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
4
Thu
Family Support & Education Committee
Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to register.

Oct
9
Tue
Learning & Development Committee
Oct 9 @ 6:03 pm – 7:03 pm

This committee meets the second Thursday of each month from 12 – 1:30 pm in the AFK Conference Room (2335 Robinson Street). For dates, visit our calendar. *Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, email Teresa Smarsh or call 719.659.7198. For committee information, please contact Kelly Hurtado at 719.291.9315.

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

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

Oct
20
Sat
Healthy Smiles Summit
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Community Partnership for Child Development
2330 Robinson Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Join us for a full day of interactive training for early childhood professionals including experience stations and story time with the Tooth Fairy for families!

Our expert staff are ready to share the importance of good early oral health habits and show you hands-on activities that can easily be replicated in your program. The Summit will be focused on learning how to plan and implement policies and practices related to the 5 Basics of Oral Health:
Baby Teeth Are Important
Water for Thirst
Tooth Healthy Foods
Brush, Floss, Swish
Going to the Dentist

Register Here | View Flyer

By participating, you will earn 5.5 hours of training in Health, Safety, and Nutrition

EQIT Session B | September – December
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click here to register.

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