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New Grant Opportunity | Keep the Lights On Fund

A new grant opportunity – Keep the Lights On Fund – is now available to licensed family child care homes, child care centers, and school-age programs to support personnel and operational costs such as rent, utilities, cleaning supplies, etc. The goal of this effort is to support child care providers

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New Bilingual COVID-19 Testing & Food Distribution @ Southeast YMCA

There is a new bilingual COVID-19 testing site that corresponds with free meal pickup offered by Care and Share at the Southeast YMCA. About 250-300 families are assisted each week with food and about 15 individuals with COVID-19 testing who are experiencing symptoms (no insurance or preauthorization needed). Testing and

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State and Local Public Health Updates and Reminders for Providers

Alliance for Kids is sharing the following updates and reminders from El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH). Exclusion and Exposures: Please continue to use the attached document for exclusion from care, but remember to contact EPCPH if there has been a potential exposure to any children, staff or family members.

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Updated Guidance for Children’s Resident Camps

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has released updated guidance for Children’s Resident Camps. Children’s Resident Camps were allowed to resume operations as of June 18th. All overnight camps, including exempt overnight camps operating for less than 72 hours, must operate with restrictions and strong precautionary measures, as

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Colorado Shines Ratings Schedule FAQs

To support providers who may have questions about the current and future rating process, the Colorado Shines Team and Clayton Early Learning put together the guide, Colorado Shines Ratings Schedule: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions.

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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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