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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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2018 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference a Success

ECCLA and Denver’s Early Childhood Council presented the 2018 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference on March 16-17 at the Colorado Convention Center. This year’s conference featured keynote speakers, Dr. Becky Bailey founder of Loving Guidance, Inc. and the Conscious Discipline program and Enrique “Hank” C. 
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ECCLA is Featured on The Preschool Podcast

The Preschool Podcast provides inspiration and knowledge to current and future early childhood professionals by speaking with experienced and insightful leaders. The weekly program features voices and perspectives from educators, leaders, and organizations in early childhood. ECCLA is excited to be featured on The Preschool 
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ECCLA and Councils Support Early Childhood Workforce Goals

In collaboration with Early Milestones Colorado, Early Childhood Councils and ECCLA supported eight community meetings across the state to discuss the early childhood workforce in Colorado. Councils worked with their local early childhood partners to ensure multiple perspectives and voices were represented, secured local facilities 
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Conference Partnership Advances Early Childhood in Colorado

Now entering the seventh year, Denver’s Early Childhood Council and the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) have partnered to present the 2018 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC) on March 16-17 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. This year’s RMECC conference will feature 
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Southwest Councils Come Together for Shared Learning

Leaders from six of Colorado’s southeastern Early Childhood Councils gathered in Trinidad to discuss opportunities for collaboration to support the region’s young children and their families. Together, they represented nine Colorado counties and serve a region with over 16,400 children zero to five years old. 
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