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Giving Thought: Quality counts in early education

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.

Op-Ed: Early childhood learning yields lifelong rewards

Connections4Kids provides an op-ed on the research and benefits of early childhood investments. They discuss how this looks in their local community which includes Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.

Could a New Universal Preschool Program in a Colorado Resort Community Help Propel a Statewide Effort?

Early Childhood Options, the Early Childhood Council of Summit County discusses a new property tax approved by voters that will support expanding preschool for local residents.

For dwindling middle class, lack of affordable child care burdens Fort Collins families, employers

The Larimer Early Childhood Council contributes insights and information to why child care in the county is expensive and difficult for family to find.

Routt County to Expand Human Services Thanks to State Grant

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.

Legislative Symposium Hosted by HULA

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

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.