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Emerging and Expanding Child Care Grant Program | Coming Soon!

Coming Soon! For a snapshot of the Colorado Shines Quality Improvement grant, the new grant below, and the Early Childhood Education Quality Improvement grant, download our Grants Flyer HERE. The Emerging and Expanding Child Care Grant Program aims to expand access and availability of licensed child care throughout the state. 

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Paycheck Protection Program Reopens!

After months of waiting for much-needed relief, small businesses are finally getting renewed support from the federal government. A new round of stimulus relief will reopen and strengthen the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for first-time and second-time borrowers. The PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during

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EXPANDED Eligibility for CO Shines Grants!

Alliance for Kids is excited to announce that the Colorado Shines Quality Improvement grant eligibility has been expanded by the Office of Early Childhood to allow us to support more of you!  If you weren’t eligible for this grant in the past, please take a look at the new criteria

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NEW Educator and Healthcare Worker Support Line

Call or Text the CU Anschutz Well-Being Support Line (303-724-2500) Our goal is to help our community through the stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and focus on providing care and support for those impacted by this pandemic.  We are pleased to announce the CU Anschutz Well-Being Support Line (303-724-2500),

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Early Childhood Program Grant Update

Colorado’s legislature recognizes child care as one of the sectors most at risk and critical to the survival of most other sectors in the state. Out of this recognition, the Child Care Relief Grant Program and the Emerging and Expanding Child Care Grant Program will support early childhood education providers

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TWO Child Care Grant Programs APPROVED

Governor Polis called a special session of the state legislature this month to address the specific challenges posed by COVID-19. Child care was recognized as one of the sectors most at risk as well as one that is critical to the survival of most other sectors in the state. Out

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CHP is Hiring a Project Manager for Suicide Prevention

Community Health Partnership (CHP) is seeking a dynamic and detail-oriented Project Manager to provide backbone functions in support of key health initiatives and acting as the Team Lead for the Suicide Prevention Collaborative of El Paso County. The Project Manager will be part of a small team responsible for driving

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PD Update & NEW 2021 Catalog

Kick off 2021 with a new professional development opportunity! Our PD Update includes AFK’s new PD Catalog, an exciting pathway to Early Childhood Teacher qualification, Pre-Licensing classes, scholarships, Pikes Peak Workforce Center resources, community training, and more! Read the PD Update: conta.cc/37qk9t8

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