Early Childhood Matters
The First Five Years
Early childhood matters.
It’s WHY we do what we do.
Each and every child and family matters.
They’re WHO we think about when we do our work each day.
Quality child care makes a difference.
We support providers with WHAT they need to provide quality child care.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that can have negative, lasting effects on health and well-being. For children experiencing trauma, the Center for Disease Control reports stable, nurturing relationships and environments as having a positive impact and helping children reach their full potential. Much AFK work aligns with ACES prevention strategies.
Video | Recognizing & Supporting Children Experiencing Trauma
Recognizing Trauma | COACT Colorado Website
Reports | CDC- ACEs Information and Child Trends ACEs Data
The Importance of Quality Child Care
How We Do What We Do
Alliance for Kids is a systems building organization, bringing together agencies and individuals to work collaboratively on a seamless system of care for young children and their families in El Paso County.