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Colorado COVID Small Business Legal Program

State partners with legal community to create a volunteer network for small businesses facing COVID-19 crisis challenges. The State of Colorado has partnered with the legal community to create a volunteer program designed to connect attorneys with Colorado businesses in need to help them make informed decisions and get back

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Family Child Care Home Grant | 2nd Round of Applications to Open!

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 family child care homes

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Colorado Resumes Some Regular Child Care Group Sizes

DENVER (June 3, 2020) — Gov. Jared Polis has announced that certain child care providers in Colorado may return to regular group sizes and licensed capacity as stated in Colorado child care licensing rules beginning Thursday, June 4. This guidance is applicable to child care centers, family child care homes,

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COVID-19 Testing and Potential Impact on Children

My Fellow Coloradans, I want to provide you with a critical update on our battle against this global pandemic. First of all, Colorado can now offer easy, free Coronavirus tests for anyone who has symptoms like fever or a cough, or any frontline worker such as health care workers, congregate

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TANF for Families Impacted by COVID-19

DHS has funding available through The Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program for families impacted by COVID-19.  The eligibility requirements are listed below. In early April 2020, El Paso County DHS enacted our TANF Disaster Assistance Policy and began issuing these payments to families impacted by COVID.  These one-time

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Child Care Survey for Families | SHARE or TAKE!

Child care is an essential part to a thriving community, allowing children to be cared for and educated while families are working.  COVID-19 has posed unique challenges for families regarding child care with many disruptions in both the need for childcare and the availability of child care. What has not changed

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Let’s Appreciate Child Care Providers!

May 8th is Provider Appreciation Day! Here’s how your family or business can help celebrate this essential workforce: IDEAS for FAMILIES! To honor the work and dedication of child care providers across our community, Alliance for Kids invites families to participate in #ProviderAppreciationDay on May 8th in their own special

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Resilient Caregivers Webinar Series | May 6th

Resilient Caregivers webinar being offered by Resilient Futures for El Paso County providers. This 4-part online series is for caregivers and educators of children birth-6 years. Webinar Details: Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) is a program aimed at building resilience during stressful times. As we contend with the ongoing stressors

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