Just think...if all of Boulder County shared a vision of young children as a priority.
The vision of young children as a priority in Boulder County was the common ground on which several community agencies came together to form the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (ECCBC) in 1998. Funding available through the Colorado Consolidated Child Care Pilot Program allowed ECCBC to begin creating a structure and strategic direction for its work.
Today its membership includes non-profit organizations, government agencies, child care centers, family child care providers, and individuals interested in improving the system of child care and preschool education in our community. Members attend quarterly meetings to learn about current ECCBC activities and to share information about their agencies and programs. Council members contribute their time and support on a voluntary basis.
ECCBC's work is outlined in its strategic plan. Committees are responsible for completing activities in the Council's annual work plan:
ECCBC continues as a member of the state partnership founded through the Colorado Consolidated Child Care Pilot Program. The program is coordinated by the Colorado Department of Education and provides over 30 Colorado communities with networking, technical assistance and resources to advance coordinated systems of services for young children. The partnership participates in the efforts of Early Childhood Colorado to create a comprehensive statewide system for children birth to eight and their families.