ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHILD CARE PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Welcome to Denver’s Early Childhood Council!

We provide full-service training, quality navigation, and business services for child care programs in the City and County of Denver.

If you represent an Early Childhood Council and are looking for information about the administration of statewide Quality Improvement funds and coaching, click here.

If you can’t find what you are looking for on our website, please contact your Quality Navigator, or fill out this form and someone on our team will contact you soon.

Get training schedules, funding opportunities, and other timely information in our e-newsletters.

TRAINING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONALS

Find training opportunities for yourself, your team, or your family community.

TRAINING CALENDAR

Get a schedule of our upcoming trainings with information about eligibility and workforce competencies.

EXPANDING QUALITY IN INFANT TODDLER CARE

A 48-hour course designed to improve knowledge and skills of those who currently care for or plan to care for infants and toddlers.

PYRAMID PLUS APPROACH

Designed to help child care providers support the social-emotional development of children, birth to 5, and address challenging behavior.

SUPPORT FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCILS

Customized training and business services for Early Childhood Councils and providers from other Colorado communities.

HELP DESK

If you have questions about training, how to register, or need additional support, check out our help desk resources.

FAMILY CHILD CARE HOME PROVIDERS

We provide one-on-one support for home-based child care providers. We can help you navigate licensing, access quality improvement funds and coaching, and much more!

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILD CARE PROGRAMS

RESOURCES TO SUPPORT QUALITY

We help centers and home-based child care programs access available funding sources to improve quality and expand services.

COLORADO SHINES QUALITY IMPROVEMENT

Coaching and funding for programs rated at a Colorado Shines Level 1 or higher.

DENVER PRESCHOOL PROGRAM (DPP)

Quality Improvement grants for coaching, training, and learning materials for programs that serve Denver County 4-year-olds.

EMERGING & EXPANDING CHILD CARE GRANT (E&E)

Funding to open a new program or increase capacity at an existing program.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL EARLY DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Find training, coaching, and resources to support early social-emotional development and address challenging behavior.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT SERVICES

One-on-one support through the child care licensing process, help with navigating the state Quality Rating and Improvement System (Colorado Shines), and more.

IMPROVE YOUR QUALITY RATING

Get support navigating Colorado Shines in order to improve your program’s quality rating.

ACCESS & SPEND QUALITY FUNDS

Find support to apply for available quality improvement (QI) funds, as well as guidance on spending.

GET CUSTOM COACHING

Our coaching services are tailored to meet the needs of diverse child care programs — from home-based providers to large centers.

EXPERT BUSINESS SERVICES FOR CHILD CARE

Child care is highly regulated, making strong business practices essential. We help centers and home-based providers create strong internal systems for functions including HR, finance and more.

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR DIRECTORS

This section includes important and timely information for child care program directors in Denver.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Find updated pandemic information for child care providers in Denver.

PEER LEARNING COMMUNITY

Join a regular gathering of child care program directors to network, share knowledge and opportunities.

NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Whether you need help applying for funding opportunities, navigating the quality rating system, or something else, our team of Quality Navigators is here to help.

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