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2Generation Pilots Partner with Local Early Childhood Councils

2Generation Opportunities, or 2GO, is an effort to help communities innovate and create their own ways of engaging in a two-generation approach to service delivery. In November 2018, the 2GO pilot awarded 10 grants of $100,000 each to regional and community collaborators who have proposed innovative ways to 
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ECCLA Awards Facilities Improvement Grants to Family Child Care Homes in Colorado

To address the declining number of licensed slots within family child care homes and to improve quality within home-based learning environments, the Buell Foundation granted funds to the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) to provide facility improvement funding to family child care homes. This opportunity is intended to 
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Executive Director Update: Spring 2020

Hello friends of ECCLA, As I look back over the last few months it is amazing how much our world has changed since I last wrote to you in late February. The last several months have been challenging for us all in many ways. Since 
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Councils Respond to COVID-19 with Supports for Families and Providers

Across Colorado, families and communities have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, family child care arrangements have been disrupted and supplies have been difficult to find on store shelves. In local communities, Colorado’s Early Childhood Councils are playing an important role in supporting 
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ECCLA Makes Exciting Changes to Advance our Mission

In 2019, under the prudent direction of our Board of Directors, ECCLA successfully navigated significant programmatic and partnership growth while securing new leadership for the organization. Our mission to improve the quality, capacity, and equity of services and supports for Colorado’s young children and their 
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The Emergency Child Care Collaborative Will Expire Soon; Expert Talks ‘Plan B’ for Parents

Alliance for Kids (El Paso County) discuss concerns and challenges of local child care providers remain open due to the coronavirus pandemic and a needs assessment underway to learn more.
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Inside a Colorado Effort to Keep Child Care Businesses Clean and Open

Early childhood partners including ECCLA collaborate to provide child care providers with essential cleaning supplies to remain open safely. Early Childhood Councils lead as partners to distribute the essential supplies in local communities.
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Statewide Fund to Boost Boulder County Child Care Centers During Coronavirus Pandemic

Early childhood partners including ECCLA collaborate to provide child care providers with essential cleaning supplies to remain open safely. Early Childhood Councils lead as partners to distribute the essential supplies in local communities.
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Emergency Baby Supplies Distribution

Mesa County Partnership for Children and Families receive FEMA supplies for distribution local families including baby formula, wipes, and diapers.
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Child Care Centers Adjust to Strict Guidelines Under “Safer at Home” Order

Alliance for Kids (El Paso County) discuss concerns and challenges of local child care providers to remain open amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Colorado Helps Out Families Who’ve Had Trouble Finding Formula And Diapers During Coronavirus Outbreak

Colorado’s Early Chidhood Councils support local distribution of essential baby supplies from FEMA for families including baby formula, diapers, and wipes.
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