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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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EPC Public Health Update for Child Care Programs

Wearing Masks/Face Coverings — Recently, Governor Jared Polis, the CDC and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have recommended that everyone wear a non-medical face covering/cloth mask while out in public. Any type of medical, surgical or N95 mask should be reserved for health care providers and

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Now Open! Public Comment on Code of Regulations for CCCAP

Public Comment will close Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood is proposing revisions to the Colorado Code of Regulation for the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP). The purpose of the proposed revisions is to ensure compliance with Federal Child Care Development

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NAEYC Webinar | Navigating the SBA Loan Options

NAEYC Webinar: Paying Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills: Helping Child Care Programs Understand and Navigate SBA Loan Options  In addition to the $3.5 billion for CCDBG provided by Congress in the recent CARES Act, there are multiple options for child care programs across states and settings to get financial support

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Webinars & Huddles | Discounted & FREE

This information is provided by Healthy Child Care Colorado NEW! HALF-PRICE WEBINAR TRAINING To help meet your required training hours in the comfort of your home or office, each of our 1.5 hour trainings are being offered at $10 each and they include resources to support the content. Caring Connections:

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PPP| CARES Act | Webinars for Small Businesses

PPP and Available Programs from the Small Business Administration  If your program is interested in taking out one of the SBA-guaranteed loans that was created in the CARES Act, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center has provided the information below (including information on upcoming webinars to assist small businesses).This

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Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

CARES Act: The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as

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Community Resources for Families

Call 2-1-1 for Information & Referral (Pikes Peak United Way) This is the free, bilingual, easy-to-remember phone number that serves residents of 12 counties (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Chaffee, Cheyenne, El Paso, Lincoln, Mineral, Park, Rio Grande, Saguache and Teller), helping those in need navigate the complex and ever-growing maze of health

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