Pictured from left to right: Jody Shadduck-McNally (Larimer County Commissioner District 3)  Allison Brinkoff (Little Bears Childcare Center), Heather Soderberg (Early Childhood Council of Larimer County), Susan Moreno (Little Bears Childcare Center) and Kristin Stephens (Larimer County Commissioner District 2)


It’s official!  The Larimer County Commissioners have proclaimed May 6, 2022 as Larimer County Child Care Provider Appreciation Day, to recognize childcare providers in our community for their dedication to providing quality care and for the important role they play in our children’s future.

On May 3rd Heather Soderberg, IMH-E – Early Childhood Coach with the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County received the proclamation from the Larimer County Commissioners.   We are so proud of and grateful to Heather for representing ECCLC at this important event!  

Excerpt from Heather’s remarks to the Commissioners: 

On behalf of the entire community, I would like to express our utmost gratitude to ALL of the professionals in the Early Childhood workforce who choose every day to care for and teach the youngest members of our community.  You work diligently to provide love and support to the children and  families in your programs. You are some of the most exceptional people I know and it is my pleasure to work with many of you 

As professionals, you deserve our continuous recognition for the important work you do everyday. 

I want you to know that 

We see you. 

We value you. 

And most importantly, I want you to know that what you do MATTERS!!