Early Childhood News & Updates
The Child Care Stabilizations grants are here! All licensed providers should have received an email from MetrixIQ, the company that is managing the application for these funds. Specifically, this email came from firstname.lastname@example.org and was sent to the individual that you have listed as the primary contact within the state database. This email
Join Save the Children Action Network on January 17, 2022, for a film discussion and 50-minute training about early childhood investments and advocacy. You can join the 12:00 PM training or the 6:00 PM training on January 17. Register below for the event. Viewing the film before the event is required. For
El Paso County Public Health has updated the child care and school guidance (attached). This can also be found on their website here. This updated guidance reflects the new quarantine and isolation recommendations and changes released by the CDC and adopted by CDPHE. Those changes include: Modified isolation requirements Modified
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is distributing 500,000 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests that include a telehealth visit for use within the next three months (through mid-February 2022). Licensed child care providers ‒ including family child care homes, child care centers, preschools, and school-age child care
Dear Child Care Owners and Operators, We (El Paso County Public Health) have been seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the community including in our early childhood education settings. We wanted to offer you a tool to report cases and remind you of several different ways to reach us.
DEADLINE Extended to November 12th! Businesses interested in applying for the Employer-Based Child Care Facility Grant can download the full Request for Applications (RFA). The purpose of this request for applications (RFA) is to solicit proposals from eligible entities to construct, remodel, renovate, or retrofit a child care center
New Colorado Shines PDIS offers aYouTube Playlist with instructions on the new system! Check it out! PDIS Credential 3.0Did you know that when you apply for a PDIS Credential 3.0, you begin the application with a Pre-Check that confirms that you are eligible for the qualification you are seeking? In
Updated COVID-19 School Guidance (8.5.21) As a reminder, here are the COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines. In the letter from July 30, 2021 found here, Susan Wheelan, El Paso County Public Health Director, outlines current information from our department, including our recommendation for mask usage. As El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) works with
In-person Colorado Shines ratings will start up again in January 2022 using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale®, Third Editions (ITERS-3, ECERS-3, and FCCERS-3). Get all the details HERE. Comment Period for Rules & Regs: The Office of Early Childhood, Division of Early Care and Learning is recommending changes to
To ensure that the voices of families, members of the workforce, and program providers are central to the design of the new Department of Early Childhood, the ECLC is holding interactive listening sessions throughout the summer to invite stakeholders to share their experiences navigating the early childhood system through guided discussions.