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State Legislators Invest in Local Early Childhood Councils

During the 2018 legislative session, the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) successfully advocated for state general funds to be invested in the statewide network of Early Childhood Councils. The 2018-19 Colorado state budget now includes $1 million for Councils to continue their efforts in 
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Councils Lead Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants

The Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) and Early Childhood Councils are supporting the statewide conversation to develop innovative workforce strategies that enhance recruitment, retention, and compensation. The Early Childhood Workforce 2020 plan provides an ambitious road map to promote a high quality, effective, and 
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Promises for Children Hears the Kids Count in Colorado Report

Promises for Children (Weld County’s Early Childhood Council) hosted a community forum to share Weld County’s child-well being indicators from the recent 2018 Colorado Kids Count.
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ECCLPS Celebrates Early Educators

The Early Childhood Council Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick (ECCLPS) celebrates National Provider Appreciation Day! This special day recognizes all those who nurture, teach, and care for children in multiple settings.
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La Plata County faces early childhood care shortage

The Early Childhood Council of La Plata County and the Montelores Early Childhood Council speak about challenges within their communities regarding child well-being and child care access.
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Child poverty persists in La Plata and Montezuma counties despite low unemployment

Child poverty persists in La Plata and Montezuma counties despite low unemployment. The Montelores Early Childhood Council is working on collaboration efforts with partners to prepare kids for kindergarten.
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Custer County Prioritizes Early Childhood and Family Supports

Custer County is a remote community that sits in a beautiful valley between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Wet Mountains with a total population of a little more than 4,000. Local families often have limited access to services with one local health clinic 
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Spotlight on the Impact of Childhood Trauma

A recent report on 60 minutes discussed the impact of childhood trauma and ways in which communities are working to combat toxic stress. The research shows that early interactions and positive experiences with caregivers help to shape a young child’s brain, which provides a strong 
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Councils Celebrate Young Children and Their Families

In April early childhood organizations, professionals, and advocates celebrate young children and their families by recognizing the importance of positive early childhood experiences, promoting early learning and healthy development of young children, and highlighting the role everyone plays in preventing child abuse and neglect. This 
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Councils and ECCLA “Speak up for Kids” at the State Capitol

Councils and ECCLA joined state partners at the annual “Speak up for Kids” event on March 14, 2018. This dynamic event brought together advocates to serve as a voice for children statewide. Advocates met with state legislators to share information about current legislation affecting children. 
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