Early Childhood News & Updates

How Child Care Businesses Can Survive COVID-19 | Podcast

The Committee for Economic Development (CED) is pleased to share a new resource set to help child care centers and family child care home providers think through the new federal program assistance options available through the CARES Act in order to best understand such options and considerations for each respective

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NEW Online Form for Submitting Appeal and Waiver Requests

The Division of Early Care and Learning is happy to announce the Online Stringency Appeals and Waivers form is now live. The form has the same content and questions as the paper form and will allow for more efficient processing of requests. In addition, users will receive real-time notifications on

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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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