Early Childhood News & Updates

Arapahoe Community College | EC Cohort Scholarships Available!

Arapahoe Community College | EC Cohort Scholarships Available!

Begin a rewarding career in Early Childhood! No Accuplacer required! Support if English is your second language! Arapaho Community College is offering another cohort of English-Language Learners the opportunity to take ECE 101 Intro to ECE and ECE 103 Guidance Strategies this spring and summer semesters.  With the support of

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Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities | Public Comment OPEN

Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities | Public Comment OPEN

Public Comment: Rules Regulating Child Care Facilities Proposed changes to general rules  The Office of Early Childhood, Division of Early Care and Learning, and The Office of Children Youth and Families, Division of Child Welfare are recommending changes to the General Rules Regarding Child Care Facilities. The proposed changes are

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Bumps, Books, ‘n Babies Resource Fair | September 28th

Bumps, Books, ‘n Babies Resource Fair | September 28th

Bumps, Books , ‘n Babies Resource Fair | September 28th | Library 21c Parents of babies and those who are expecting or trying to conceive: This FREE event featuring local exhibitors representing pregnancy, baby, and parenting focused community groups and organizations from a variety of sectors, including wellness, safety, early

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TRAILS CHECKS | Update on Delays

TRAILS CHECKS | Update on Delays

The Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) announced Trails was experiencing issues causing a slow response time which is impacting the processing of background checks. OIT is engaged and is looking to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. In addition, the BIU is composed of eight employees that process both criminal

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Help Us Connect With Families!

Help Us Connect With Families!

The Colorado Office of Early Childhood (OEC) wants to hear from families of children 0-5 across Colorado to learn about the programs and services they want or need to give their child a strong start! We need your help to reach as many families as possible between now and August

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Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Grant NOW OPEN! New Eligibility Criteria Allows More Programs to Engage!

Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Grant NOW OPEN! New Eligibility Criteria Allows More Programs to Engage!

The Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Grant is live for the 2019-2020 year! New eligibility criteria allows more programs to engage in Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Grants, including programs without a CCCAP fiscal agreement – see below! You can access this by logging into your program’s Colorado Shines account, clicking on

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We’re on Instagram |  August EC News

We’re on Instagram | August EC News

The August Edition of the EC News is now available! We’re excited to announce our new Instagram page and invite you to follow us! Our newsletter includes the new Colorado Shines Quality Improvement grant application and NEW details from IREE about Licensing Forums for the upcoming year. For all the

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June Edition of the EC News

June Edition of the EC News

Check out the latest edition of the EC News. Read more>>

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Read the PD Update | May Edition

Read the PD Update | May Edition

Click here to read the May Edition of the PD Update.

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Update: Full-Day Kindergarten Legislation Heads to Governor’s Desk

Update: Full-Day Kindergarten Legislation Heads to Governor’s Desk

As the legislation heads to the Governor’s desk, learn more about the full-day kindergarten legislation: View Full-Day Kindergarten Legislation Info Sheet For a one-pager from Early Milestones on the research-based benefits of full-day kindergarten, click here. View Bill Introduced to Fund Full-Day Kindergarten

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