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ECCLA Supports Events to Advance Early Childhood Priorities

ECCLA has been busy this Fall participating with and leading events to advance early childhood priorities: Mile High Data Day: ECCLA attended Mile High Data Day on September 20 with a goal to bring information and resources to Early Childhood Councils. The day focused on 

Exciting Changes Strengthen the Early Childhood Council Network

ECCLA celebrates the accomplishments of Early Childhood Councils across Colorado. We are particularly excited about two new changes this Fall that will strengthen the Early Childhood Council Network: Morgan County Welcomes a New Early Childhood Council We are excited to welcome Morgan County Partnership for 

Register Today for RMECC 2019

Early-bird registration for the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC) officially started on November 1, 2019 at! Now entering the eighth year, Denver’s Early Childhood Council and the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) have partnered to present RMECC. This year the conference will 

ECCLA Joins Colorado Gives Day

We invite you to support the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) on Colorado Gives Day! Colorado’s largest day of giving, Colorado Gives Day, takes place on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. On this day, thousands of people come together to support Colorado nonprofits. Since its 

ECCLA Convenes Councils for Two-Day Leadership Training

ECCLA convened Early Childhood Councils on September 6-7, 2018 for two days of leadership training at the historic Penrose House in Colorado Springs. ECCLA’s role is to support Councils as they align resources and services for young children and families in their local communities. We 

Learn More About Councils and ECCLA with our New Resources

ECCLA is excited to share new resources to create greater awareness and appreciation for the work of Colorado’s Early Childhood Councils and the role of ECCLA to provide support. Our new fact sheet provides a high-level overview of the role Councils play in their local 

2019 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference Announced

Now entering the eighth year, Denver’s Early Childhood Council and the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) have partnered to present the 2019 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC). This year the conference will be hosted March 1-2, 2019 at a new location – the 

Councils Support Families with Child Care Resources

The long days of summer are nearing an end and many young children are starting school or returning to child care for high quality early learning experiences. Finding quality child care and navigating assistance can be challenging for local families. Fortunately, Colorado established the Child 

Report Highlights the Progress of Early Childhood in Colorado  

A new report from Early Milestones Colorado, Looking to the Past to Shape Colorado’s Future: 30 Years of Progress for Young Children and Families, takes an expansive and in-depth look at the progress made in Colorado’s early childhood systems – as well as priorities for the 

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 

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 

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