Agency Updates

We have a new office baby!

Logan Mansanarez, one of our Quality Support Coaches, recently welcomed a baby girl, Sebastian (Sebi), into the world with her husband Chip and 2.5 year old son. Sebi has been joining Logan at the office part-time until she is ready to make the transition to child care. Infants can join their parents in our office until they are 6 months old as per our “Babies at Work Policy”. Staff is delighted to share the office with Sebi and often take a break to come say hello and admire her plump cheeks and full head of hair. Congratulations to Logan and her family!

Goodbye to Beki Nowak

ECCLC recently said goodbye to Beki Nowak, a Colorado Shines Navigator Assistant. Beki was hired part-time, on a time limited basis, to support licensed programs who were at a Level 1 rating to achieve a Level 2.

A significant amount of this work was one-on-one with licensed family child care providers. Beki’s work included helping these providers register in the Colorado Professional Development Information System (PDIS), fill out the application to submit for a Level 2 status, and supported them to take classes required to achieve a Level 2. This was no small task. Overall, our agency supported over 122 programs to achieve this goal and receive incentive funds offered for the accomplishment: much of this due to Beki’s efforts over the last two years.

Knowing the job was time limited, Beki wrapped up supporting programs’ spending of their incentive dollars and has moved on to achieve other goals in her life. We could not have supported so many people without her efforts, thank you Beki!

If your program was in contact with Beki and you need assistance on how to proceed, please contact Lisa Sadar at [email protected].

Early Childhood Professional Appreciation Event Recap

ECCLC hosted an Early Childhood Professional Appreciation Event on Saturday, June 3rd at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. We were so thrilled to be able to show our appreciation for early childhood providers and professionals in Larimer County and thank them for their work with young children. A big thank you to everyone who helped make it happen!


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