Financial Incentives

Professional Development Financial Incentive Program for Early Childhood Education

The Professional Development Financial Incentive of the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (ECCBC) is a program designed to reward individuals for completing college courses in Early Childhood Education (ECE).

Studies have shown that the amount of formal education a preschool child’s teacher has completed is positively correlated to the child’s later academic achievement.

This incentive is designed to encourage and reward individuals who work in the field to pursue college courses in ECE and aims to support the recruitment and retention of high quality ECE professionals in Boulder County. It is funded by one or more grants received by ECCBC specifically for this purpose.

The Financial Incentive is set up on a semester basis. This means that courses taken and completed in the spring semester may be used to apply for the incentive in June/July of the same year. Courses taken during the summer or fall semester may be used to apply for the incentive in January/February the following year.

  • Click here to download the latest Financial Incentive Program brochure for college courses completed in either summer or fall 2020. Application packets will be posted here on January 15, 2021.
  • If you would like to receive the CCR&R provider emails, which include the ECCBC Professional Development Monthly Training Calendars, and automatically receive notifications about upcoming Financial Incentive opportunities contact Jessica at jknight@eccbouldercounty.org

Pyramid Plus Approach Incentive Program

The Pyramid Plus Approach Incentive Program, sponsored by the Boulder County Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation and the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (ECCBC), is a program designed to reimburse course fees for a limited number of individuals who have completed the 18 Pyramid Plus training sessions on evidence-based practices which support social emotional competence and address challenging behavior in young children, birth – 5 years old.

  • Click here to download the current Pyramid Plus Approach Incentive Program flyer. Application packets will be posted here on November 1, 2020! Applications MUST be postmarked by November 30, 2020 to be considered.