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Early Childhood Forum & Kids Count Presentation

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 | Forum Colorado Children’s Campaign presentation of local data from Kids Count in Colorado report. Forum Topics: Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness, Two-Generation Approach, Child Health, Early Care & Education Workforce,

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School Shootings: Resources to Help Children

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 in Parkland, Florida—the 29th mass shooting in the United States in the first two months of 2018 alone—young eyes and ears are watching and listening. This is an important time

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Disaster Response and Recovery | Free Webinar Series

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 fall for Child Care Resource & Referral organizations from across the nation. The goal of this series is to introduce Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) to partnering organizations

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New Licensing Laws Effective August 9

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 a result of updates to child care licensing rules. Portability of Background Checks for Child Care Workers House Bill 17-1135 made Trails background checks portable between child care or preschool locations

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Family Fun Events!

Family Fun Events!

Are you looking for family-friendly events? Check out this list of what’s coming up in Colorado Springs – and most are FREE! Summer Fun Dates

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NEW! Monthly Professional Development Email News – Sign up TODAY

NEW! Monthly Professional Development Email News – Sign up TODAY

Alliance for Kids has a new monthly email with all the latest Professional Development news for Early Childhood Professionals! It highlights training and events and provides you with links to register and/or our website so you can be among the first to reserve your spot. View our Debut Edition! Don’t miss

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Provider Update Form – Complete yours today!

Provider Update Form – Complete yours today!

Provider Update & Intake Form Providers are asked to update their information submitted to the state Department of Human Services database twice a year (spring & fall). If you don’t have any updates, you can indicate this on the form. If you would prefer to call with your update information,

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NEW! AFK Resource Lending Library

NEW! AFK Resource Lending Library

NEW! Alliance for Kids Resource Lending Library! We are excited to announce an all new Resource Lending Library! Offered by your Early Childhood Council, this resource allows you to check out resources, including books, kits and videos, to help you grow as an Early Childhood Professional.  Click here to see

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Ongoing: Colorado Shines – Has your program been rated?

Ongoing: Colorado Shines – Has your program been rated?

Has your program been rated by Colorado Shines? Alliance for Kids is happy to announce that we support programs 512 programs in Colorado Shines, the state’s quality rating and improvement system for early care and learning programs. One hundred (100) of these programs are rated high quality (Levels 3-5). We

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