An Aspen community leader describes the need for quality child care and the current limited capacity to serve families. She discusses how local organizations including Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council work to support child care providers and increase quality and accessibility.
Routt County to Expand Human Services Thanks to State Grant
Steam Today, November 2018
First Impressions of Routt County will receive funding from a state grant provided to Routt County to implement two generation strategies to support families and the recently developed Routt County Childhood Community Plan.
The Huerfano and Las Animas Counties (HULA) Early Childhood Council hosted a legislative symposium to educate elected officials, candidates for public office, community leaders, and parents about the importance of the early years of a child’s life.
Learn More: Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County
Early Childhood Partnership of Adams County, October 2018
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 Early Childhood Development Collaborative, October 2018
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, October 2018
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.
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
Steamboat Today, August 2018
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.