Recruiting Family Child Care Providers
Have you considered starting your own licensed home child care business or know someone that might be interested? The Early Childhood Council is supporting you in your journey to become a licensed child care provider. Attend a panel discussion on the licensing process and hear stories from family child care providers. Our next session is Tuesday October 23 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at 2850 McClelland Dr, Suite 3400, Fort Collins, CO 80525. If you are interested in attending for more information or a provider who wishes to speak at a panel discussion, please contact Vanessa Whitney at 970-377-3388 ext 200 or [email protected].
New ECCLC Staff
Please help us welcome Tori Stepp, ECCLC’s new Communication Specialist. Tori has previous experience working with nonprofits, agencies, and small businesses. Tori is here to help us with all our communication needs, whether that be posting on social media, writing press releases, or updating our website.
Tori is originally from Rapid City, SD and has spent a large chunk of her life in the Black Hills until she decided that Fort Collins was the place for her. She spends her free time drinking tons of coffee or exploring new places. She enjoys hiking, swimming, and reading in her hammock. Tori also loves to travel and hopes to visit all 50 states.
BE READY is important because we know that the basis for success starts at birth. The first five years of life are critical. 90% of our brain’s growth occurs by age five. Physical and mental health are key factors in that brain development. Research demonstrates that parents are the most important factor in ensuring young children get the stimulation and support they need to succeed. Children who enter school ready to learn are more apt to graduate from high school, have higher incomes as adults, and lower crime rates.
Be Ready is as busy as ever with the creation of a new website, the upcoming fair, and the Ready, Set, Kindergarten initiative.
ECCLC Receives State Approval for Waiver to Address ECE Workforce Challenges!
Colorado’s Early Childhood Leadership Commission just voted unanimously to approve ECCLC’s waiver request to create a Provisional Early Childhood Teacher position in Larimer County! The waiver will be in effect from September 1st 2018 through February 28th, 2020.
Want to learn more?
P-ECT Waiver Information Sessions
When: Friday, September 14 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. OR Monday, September 17, 4 – 5 p.m.
Where: ECCLC Office, 2850 McClelland Drive, Suite 3400, Fort Collins
Who: Any licensed child care center or preschool who wants to learn more
RSVP: Lauren Powers, [email protected] or 970-377-3388 ext 202
Expanding Professional Possibilities in Early Childhood (EPPEC)
The Early Childhood Council of Larimer County is looking for programs, mentor teachers, and students to participate in an innovative new project to address our current workforce challenges of staff turnover, recruitment, and retention.
For Child Care / Preschool Programs
For Cohort Students
There’s still time to apply for Colorado Shines Quality Improvement Grants
Quality Improvement funds now available for the state fiscal year. Most child care and preschool programs, including part-day programs, who serve children under the age of 5 years can be eligible for one of these opportunities.There are two different opportunities to be eligible:
If you need help accessing these grants, please contact Lisa Sadar at [email protected] or (970) 377-3388 X224