Early Childhood News & Updates

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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We’re on Instagram | August EC News

The August Edition of the EC News is now available! We’re excited to announce our new Instagram page and invite you to follow us! Our newsletter includes the new Colorado Shines Quality Improvement grant application and NEW details from IREE about Licensing Forums for the upcoming year. For all the

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Tobacco and Nicotine Tax Referendum Facts

Colorado’s teenagers report e-cigarette use at twice the national average; we lead the nation in teen vaping. Colorado’s cigarette tax rate is among the lowest in the country (39th) and we have no excise tax on liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. Alliance for Kids is sharing information on the Tobacco

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Summer Camps | Bat Exposure & Inspections

To help camps prepare for the 2019 summer camp season, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) would like to remind camps of the risk of bat exposures and health inspection requirements. Please view this letter from the State Public Health Veterinarian and Zoonoses Epidemiologist regarding the importance and requirements

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Early Care & Learning Resource Survey

Does Colorado need more resources to help child care providers address challenging behaviors? The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in collaboration with the Office of Early Childhood is conducting a study and wants to hear from you! Please check your email on/after March 26th for an Early Care and Learning

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