ECCLC offers an array of services to support licensed early care and education professionals in their work with young children. ECCLC’s Quality Support Coaches work with both individuals providing direct care to children, including those licensed to care for children in their home, and licensed child care program administrators. Services provided are customized to the goals of the child care program or provider, but typically include:
- Assistance with development and implementation of quality improvement plans
- Assistance in meeting the particular care needs of infants and toddlers
- Observations using various standardized assessment, and assistance in using these tools for self assessments
- Assistance in working in partnership with parents to meet children’s needs
- Support and follow-up for sites receiving a Colorado Shines Rating.
- Consultation around a variety or early childhood topics as requested.
- Quality improvement resources
Our agency may also have funding available to help support your program. Contact us at 970-377-3388 to learn more.
Starting October 1st, the state funds which ECCLC receives to support quality improvement will have new eligibility criteria:
#1: All programs receiving funding and coaching support will be required to have a fiscal agreement with the local CCAP office. Because of Larimer County’s CCAP waitlist, the funder understands that you may not actually be able to enroll children whose families qualify for the subsidy. Please let us know if you would like more information about signing a fiscal agreement.
#2: All Level 2 programs receiving funding and coaching support must commit to submitting for a Level 3-5 Rating within 18 months of their application.
#3: Level 3-5 programs may be supported during the maintenance phase, but MUST submit for a renewal rating no less than 90 days prior to their rating expiration.
The good news is that programs who are at these higher levels of quality receive much better compensation for each child who qualifies to receive the CCAP subsidy. We have not heard when the application for our support will be released but will notify you as soon as we get the news. It will be available through your Colorado Shines profile, on-line.
The great news is that any licensed program in Larimer County will be able apply for support. Larimer County qualified for all state grant funding types available; the School Readiness Quality Improvement Program (SRQIP), the Infant and Toddler Quality and Availability(ITQA) program and the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).
We are still hoping to support programs who want to achieve a Level 2. We are assessing other funding options to do this support.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Sadar, Quality Resources Manager, at [email protected] or 970-377-3388 ext. 224.