Events and Educational Opportunities
For the most current Professional Development training opportunities, please see our Training Calendar page.
May 14, 2013 Protecting Our Children: Gun Safety in our Community
Come hear a panel of experts discuss efforts to improve gun safety and reduce gun related injuries for children and youth. District Attorney's Training Room, 2nd Floor, Boulder Justice Center, 1777 6th street, Boulder 80302. 6:00-6:30pm (snacks), 6:30-8:30pm (forum).
Click here for more information and for RSVP details.
April 22nd - May 17th Donate A Child's Book, Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC)
The business community is being asked to participate by placing a box on site anmd encouraging the donation of new and "gently" used books. The books will be picked up for distribution through schools, libraries, doctors' offices and childcare centers. If you would like to donate a book there is a collection box at ECCBC's office: 1285 Cimarron Drive, Suite 201, Lafayette, CO 80026.
Click here for more donation locations and further information.
April and May 2013 Public Hearings and Webinars, Child Care State Plan
The Division of Early Care and Learning, Colorado Department of Human Services invites you to attend a public hearing on the Child Care and Development Fund State Plan. Every two years the state is required by the federal government to complete a Plan on three major program areas: 1) the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), 2) Child Care Health and Safety Standards, and 3) Quality Improvement activities. The Division of Early Care and Learning would like your input on the development of the plan. If you would like to attend one of the five public hearings in Colorado please click here for more information on dates, times and locations.
If you are unable to attend a public hearing the Division of Early Care and Learning is hosting two public hearing webinars on May 20 and 30, 2013 on the Child Care and Development Fund State Plan. If you would like more information on these two webinars and how to participate please click here.
March, April, May 2013 Regional Convenings on Serving Families Impacted by Prenatal Substance Use.
Join us for a regional meeting to discuss challenges associated with substance use during pregnancy. Lunch is provided free of charge at all convenings. For further information including dates and locations and how to register please click here.
ECE Employment Opportunities:
May 20, 2013 RTTT Quality Review Project Manager, Colorado Department of Human Services, Denver
The position is responsible for the management; implementation and coordination activities that support the design and development of the Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (Next Generation TQRIS) that will be embedded in the state child care licensing system.
If you would like more information on the above and how to apply please click here.
April 1, 2013 Training and Technical Asisstance Specialist, Pyramid Plus, University of Colorado Denver
The University of Colorado Denver is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Specialist. If you would like more information about this role and how to apply, please click here.
Announcements and Publications:
May 7, 2013 Coming in 2014: Better Health Care & Health Insurance
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) signed into law by President Obama, our government will offer Americans better health care and new ways to get health insurance. If you would like more information please click here to download the flier.
April 29, 2013 Child Care Cost Rates for Licensed Centers and Homes, City of Boulder, Housing & Human Services
The 2012 Weekly Child Care Cost Rates for Licensed Centers and Homes has been published by the City of Boulder Children, Youth, and Families. If you woulkd like to view this information please click on the appropriate link below.
2012 Centers Full Time Weekly Chart
2012 Licensed Homes Full Time Weekly Chart
March 12, 2013 Children with Challenging Behaviors: 2012 Follow-Up Survey of Boulder County Early Care and Education Providers
In 2009, Kid Connects at Mental health Partners sponsored a survey of Boulder County's early care and education in order to estimate the prevalence and describe the characteristics of young children in care with challenging behaviors and provider responses to those behaviors. The purpose of the present study, conducted by Kid Connects and sponsored by the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County, is to repeat the 2009 study in order to identify changes in the prevalence of and provider responses to challenging behaviors in the past three years. This follow-up study is the first step in tracking long-term trends relating to Boulder County’s children in care with challenging behaviors.
To view the Executive Summary click here and to view the entire report click here.
February 4 2013 Early Intervention Colorado Program posts draft FY 2013-14 Part C of IDEA Grant Application
The Office of Early Childhood, Division of Community and Family Support, Early Intervention Colorado Program has posted the draft FY 2013-14 Part C of IDEA Grant Application and two revised sections of the Early Intervention Colorado State Plan. These draft documents will be available for public review for sixty (60) days. The documents and information regarding public hearings and public review are available on the website at www.eicolorado.org on the Documents page under the FY 2013-14 State Plan Public Hearing and Comment Information link. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding these documents or the review and comment process.
Jul. 2, 2012 Support for Children During the Wildfires
"The wildfires are currently affecting many Colorado residents, including young children. We like to direct those interested in donating and volunteering to, www.HelpColoradoNow.org. In addition, the following materials provide information on how to help children during this stressful time:
o Talking to Children About Wildfires and Other Natural Disasters
o Helping Children After a Wildfire: Tips for Parents and Teachers
o Trauma related to wildfires
o Save the Children: Disaster Support for Children"
Early Childhood Team,Office of Lt. Governor Garcia
Apr. 4, 2012 Early Childhood Programs at Colorado’s Community Colleges Earn NAEYC Stamp of Approval, Ensure High Quality
Clayton Early Learning, the Boettcher Foundation and the Colorado Community College System proudly announce a significant milestone in a statewide effort to strengthen professional development for early childhood educators. Nine community colleges proved their commitment to quality by meeting the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s standards. In March, the NAEYC Commission on Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation awarded accreditation to the following Colorado Community College Early Childhood Programs:
- Arapahoe Community College
- Front Range Community College
- Otero Junior College
- Pikes Peak Community College
- Pueblo Community College
- Red Rocks Community College
- Trinidad State Junior College
- Aims Community College
- Colorado Mountain College
Jan. 12, 2012 Community Need & Resource Assessment for Boulder County Head Start Programs
1285 Cimarron Drive Suite 201
Lafayette, CO 80026