October 9th, 2020

Greetings from the Child Care Resource and Referral office at the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County – The CCR&R at the Council.

Trainings and opportunities sponsored by ECCBC at no to low cost:

  • DUE TODAY!!! Mini-grant Opportunity for Early Care and Education Programs: The School Readiness Initiative Endowment of the Community Foundation Boulder County has granted another $37,270 to the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (ECCBC) to provide financial support for programs struggling with effects of the pandemic. This second opportunity is intended to help licensed childcare programs in Boulder County remain open, reopen, or maintain status quo due to financial emergencies during COVID-19 impact. Mini-grant applications for up to $1,500 are due by Oct 9th (see submission and eligibility details in the application here). Please reach out to Jessica Bernett Knight at with any questions.
  • SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMSBoulder County School Age Group Inaugural Meeting – Let’s get together to connect and support each other! We’ll gather on Zoom Monday, November 16th to decide together how the group will best serve local School Age Program leaders. See the informational flyer here.
  • Please find our October Training Calendar here.
  • FAMILY CHILDCARE PROVIDERS: BCFCCA FREE Training Monday 10/12/20 6:30 PM Supporting Young Children in Difficult Times Register here
  • Fall 2020 Infant Toddler Huddles: September – December
  • Grupo “Huddles” Para Cuidadores De Infantes y Niños Pequeños: septembre – decembre
  • Quality Nights With ECCBC: Wednesday, October 21 – The Respectful Adult-Child Bond
  • Pyramid Plus Approach Incentive Program: Applications accepted November 1 – November 30
  • We’re In This Together! Interested in grant-funded one-on-one support from ECCBC? The 2020-21 Colorado Shines Quality Incentive grant application is open for programs serving 0-5 year olds! See our grant flyer here and menu of support options here.

Community News and Funding Opportunities:

If you have a training you would like us to promote, please contact Emily Robbins, the ECCBC Professional Development Coordinator at  Thank you for all you do to serve the children of Boulder County!

If you have questions about previously shared funding sources, please reply to this email or check out our NEWS page.

By increasing taxes on big tobacco and closing the tax loophole for vape products, we can create a brighter, healthier future for Colorado’s kids. ECCBC is proud to be one of the more than 100 supporters – organizations and elected officials from across Colorado – of this important measure. Check out our own Danielle Butler’s op-ed authored with Clinica’s Simon Smith here.

COVID-19 News and Resources

Licensed programs in Boulder County serving all ages who are currently operating and/or opening in the near future may be eligible for supports and access to additional supplies. If you would like to be connected to supplies as ECCBC has access to them, please fill out this form.

If your program has openings, please let us know at the links below based on location as often as you need to keep your information updated so we can refer parents if you’d like AND so we can keep the most accurate county-wide data on slots if you’d prefer we don’t refer.
Boulder and Mountain Area Providers
Lafayette- Louisville Area Providers
Longmont Area Providers
Spanish Provider Form

If you know parents looking for care, please refer them to complete the appropriate intake form below based on location.
Boulder and Mountain Area Family Intake Form
Lafayette-Louisville Area Family Intake Form
Longmont Area Family Intake Form
Spanish Intake Form

We realize you are receiving many requests for information but want you to know ECCBC is aware and doing our best to minimize the burden on programs to report by creating simple, consistent, and accessible ways to submit your information and needs locally.

Boulder County ECE Classifieds!

October 6th, 2020

Child Health Promotion Program Coordinator Position Opening

Boulder County Public Health is hiring a Child Health Promotion Program Coordinator. Please help us find an exceptional person to work with our child care providers and early childhood council in Boulder County.

You can view the position opening here.