ECCLA Releases 2021 Annual Reports
We are excited to share the ECCLA 2021 Annual Report and the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship Program: 2021 Annual Report! Please join us in celebrating another year of strengthening Colorado’s early childhood system. We invite you to explore the data and testimonials that highlight the impact that ECCLA made in 2021 through our direct services to providers and the technical support we provided to Colorado’s 34 Early Childhood Councils.
“Thank you for helping me breathe life into this home that plans to nurture children for many more years,” says Gloria Bergner, a home-based provider in Phillips County. “The biggest barrier for me in the operation of my business for the last 30 years has always been trying to bridge the gap between ‘what parents can afford to pay’ and ‘what I need to charge to remain in business.’ Unfortunately, what is left for wages after providing quality care for the children (food, activities, and supplies/equipment, utilities), simply does not allow enough cash flow for major building upkeep. Your grant helped me with some much-needed repairs and replacements to this dedicated play area.”
We are incredibly grateful to work alongside many partners in Colorado to support young children, families, and early childhood professionals. Click on the following links to learn more about ECCLA, our scholarship and grant programs, and Colorado’s Early Childhood Councils.
The Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) is a collective impact leader with strong relationships among all of Colorado’s 34 Early Childhood Councils who serve 63 of 64 counties. We are a collective voice and statewide hub which leverages the expertise and network of Early Childhood Councils to advance shared outcomes for young children, families, and the early childhood workforce. As the membership association for Early Childhood Councils, ECCLA provides technical assistance and capacity building, leverages policy and advocacy, scales innovation, improves workforces supports for early childhood professionals, advances collective impact, and facilitates partnerships. Learn more at www.ecclacolorado.org and connect with us on social media @ECCLAColorado.