Early Childhood News & Updates

Paycheck Protection Program | UPDATE

The Paycheck Protection Program is a forgivable loan program to help small businesses, independent contractors, and nonprofits meet payroll and rent needs. Congress has just appropriated an additional $320 billion to this program.  These forgivable loans will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and child care businesses should contact

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COVID-19 | New Guidance on Masks

The Governor’s new Public Health Order mandates child care workers to wear masks at work. In partnership with the Colorado Mask Project and Colorado Department of Human Services, Alliance for Kids will be providing cloth masks to providers in the near future. Until the masks arrive, please use the following guidance

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Child Care Provider Town Hall | April 23rd

The Office of Early Childhood, along with partners from several state agencies, will be holding a virtual Town Hall meeting to share resources and information pertinent to early childhood providers in Colorado. The topics will include updated guidance on operating child care facilities, information on accessing health care, and current

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Fresh Start Investment Program for SE Springs Entrepreneurs

The Solid Rock Community Development Corporation (SRCDC) will be hosting a virtual Fresh Start Investment Program information session for Southeast entrepreneurs and business owners needing a Fresh Start! Read on or learn more HERE. This is a free business development, entrepreneurship, and personal development program that supports the formerly incarcerated

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What Builds a Strong Family?

Everything has changed for families over the last month. In an effort to be #DoingMyPartCO, Alliance for Kids will focus on the positive things EVERYONE can do every day to make #greatchildhoods happen right now. We’ll draw from the five Strengthening Families protective factors to share ways families can stay

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Continuation Notices are Going Digital

The Office of Early Childhood is excited to announce we will be implementing a new process for how facility continuation notices will be delivered. The new process is for continuation notices sent 90 days prior to the license anniversary date. The new process will go into effect on May 1,

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Local & State Resources for Mental Health Support

If you find yourself needing assistance managing stress and anxiety, local resources are available. NAMI of Colorado Springs At NAMI, calls to 719.473.8477 are being forwarded to staff from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Virtual support groups for people with mental illness and their family members are happening nightly Monday

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EPC Announces Relief Fund for Small Businesses

El Paso County Economic Development Launches Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone Business Relief Fund El Paso County Economic Development, in coordination with local economic development partners, is pleased to launch the first community based, grant-funded program aimed at providing financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in the Pikes Peak

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