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Learn More: Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County

The Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County (ECPAC) includes many organizations and family partners building a system of early childhood education, health, mental health and family support so every child is ready to succeed in school and life.

The Pyramid Coaching Project

The San Juan Region led by Bright Futures for Early Childhood and Families is fostering social-emotional learning through the Pyramid Coaching Project. Research shows that fostering social-emotional learning in early childhood pays dividends in the futures–better academic performance, better relationships, and better mental health.

Learn More: United Way of Weld County Promises For Children

United Way of Weld County’s Promises for Children works with child care providers to increase the quality of care given to their children, connects working parents with 2-1-1 for their child care needs, and provides parents with a variety of resources to strengthen families.

Routt County Early Childhood Plan Update

First Impressions of Routt County facilitates a local planning process to create a comprehensive early childhood community plan to identify needs and work on solutions for early childhood.

‘Moms Everyday’ Provide Local Resources

Mesa County Partnership for Children & Families​, the local Early Childhood Council, has teamed up with KKCO 11 News​ to bring families resources that support healthy child development and promote school readiness.

Early Childhood Care Options Lack Availability, Affordability

First Impressions of Routt County, the local Early Childhood Council, shares their community’s progress to identify challenges, strengths, and opportunities to increase local access and affordability of child care.

How Weld County is Battling a Severe Shortage of Child Care

There’s a severe shortage of child care providers in Weld County. Promises for Children, Weld County’s Early Childhood Councils discusses their role with community partners to collectively work towards solutions for families.

Early Childhood Community Plan in Routt County

First Impressions of Routt County, the local Early Childhood Council, has teamed up with providers, families, employees, and community members to dig into child care challenges and create a community plan for the future.

Can in-house child care keep young teachers in the classroom?

School districts in Colorado are increasingly looking to offer in-house care to employees. The Montelores Early Childhood Council shares the impact this opportunity has had for local teachers has been their rural community.

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to Expand Child Care

To meet local needs, several local groups are working with the Early Childhood Council of La Plata County to increase the early education workforce and expand the availability of child care.

Navigate Weld County’s Roadmap4Kids

Promises for Children, Weld County’s Early Childhood Council and United Way of Weld County launched the interactive website “Roadmap4Kids” to connect local families with resources and information to support the healthy development of young children.

Why care about child care?

“We all benefit when children in our community are cared for in safe, nurturing and quality environments. Mesa County Partnership for Children & Families, local leaders, and community members are leading innovative childcare initiatives.