Early Childhood News & Updates

Funding Available for Family Child Care Homes in Colorado!

Funding Available for Family Child Care Homes in Colorado!

To address the declining number of licensed slots within family child care homes and to improve quality within home-based learning environments, the Buell Foundation granted funds to the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) to provide facility improvement funding to family child care homes. This opportunity is intended to help

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Community Listening Session | Join Us!

Community Listening Session | Join Us!

We reached our maximum capacity for this event.  If you would like to discuss any needs or thoughts regarding our early childhood community , please reach out to Kelly Hurtado at 719.291.9315 or KHurtado@allianceforkids.org.    

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EC News | January 2020 Edition

EC News | January 2020 Edition

Get the latest early childhood news in the January edition! Read >>

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Colorado Office of Early Childhood Awarded $33.5 Million Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal

Colorado Office of Early Childhood Awarded $33.5 Million Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Renewal

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 DENVER — The Colorado Office of Early Childhood is pleased to announce it has received a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal from the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families and the US Department of Education. The

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Emergency Waivers for Early Care & Education Programs

Emergency Waivers for Early Care & Education Programs

In light of the recent child care closures in our community, the Department would like to extend licensed providers in the Colorado Springs area the option to submit an emergency waiver to exceed capacity on a temporary basis to provide care to those families who were enrolled in these programs. If

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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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