Early Childhood News & Updates

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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Guidance for ECE Providers on Cleaning & Sanitizing

From the Cleaning and Sanitizing ECE Huddle, it is recommended that ECE providers utilize the document HERE for guidance and clarification of proper cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting of surfaces. They also offer guidance about cleaning after persons suspected/confirmed to have COVID-19. For more about personal prevention and preparation and staying

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ECHO NEWS! Seed Grant and FCCP Cohort Applications Extended

Become an ECHO site! Download Echo Site Flyer HERE Visit the ECHO website for details HERE. Early Childhood Heath Outdoors (ECHO) is now accepting applications from licensed child care centers and preschools in Colorado to receive seed grant funding for the implementation of nature play in their outdoor space. Applications to

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NEW! ECE Huddles are Forming | Join In!

Dear Early Childhood Community, Alliance for Kids is sharing something NEW from Healthy Child Care Colorado. They are hosting a series of ECE Huddles to elevate needs that arise and provide information that can support child care programs throughout the COVID-19 crisis. What is a huddle? A huddle is a short meeting that occurs frequently so teams are informed

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COVID-19 Update from the Office of Early Childhood | March 20

Dear Colorado Child Care Providers, As we all work through this challenging and ever-changing situation, we want to continue to provide you with updates and guidance on COVID-19. The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and all of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) recognize how difficult, and often frightening,

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COVID-19 Update to Child Care Providers

Below, please find updated guidance for child care providers on: Child Care Closure Notification of Closure Child Care for First Responders / Medical Personnel Capacity Waivers Child Care Closure Guidance On Saturday, March 14th, communication from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) with Guidance for School and Child Care Closure

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Supplemental Guidance for Child Care Facilities on COVID-19

Guidance from CDPHE developed to provide direction for school and child care closures: With many schools deciding to initiate spring break early or even potentially extend it many schools have or are closing absent the criteria described in this guidance. The guidance is on our website HERE. We understand the

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Child Care Providers

Child care providers play an important role both to prevent the spread of disease and to help families and communities stay informed. The Office of Early Childhood is forwarding the following guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 Planning for Schools and Child Care Closure and

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