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  • Sometimes Less is More: Things to Consider When Planning a Playground

    May 8, 2018

    By Dora Esparza, Business Leadership Specialist

    There are some very important aspects of safety to consider when planning a playground area. One of the things to think about is… More

  • 6 Accounting Practices That May Be Sabotaging Your Bottom Line

    Apr 10, 2018

    by Leslie Zirker, Accounting Consultant and Trainer

    Accounting may not be your talent. That’s okay. You’re a professional who is dedicated to helping kids, and you need to use your time… More

  • The Top 5 Hazards on Playgrounds

    Jan 26, 2018

    By Dora Esparza, Business Leadership Specialist

    As a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI), one of the more fun aspects of my job is going out and seeing all the amazing playgrounds at… More

  • A Season of Reflection, Gratitude, Change and Giving

    Nov 30, 2017

    by Scott Burns, Board Chair, Denver’s Early Childhood Council

    As we begin the season of gratitude and giving and reflect on this past year, I’d like you to think about what you are thankful… More

  • CCCAP Forum Recap

    Sep 14, 2017

    by Maureen Woods, Director of Quality Initiatives

    We all know that the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) is a complex system with lots of moving parts, but we also know… More

  • A Supportive Network for ECE Directors

    Jul 13, 2017

    By Dora Esparza, Business Leadership Specialist

    Despite all the hats worn by early childhood education directors, running a child care program can be a very isolating experience. You know… More

  • A More Inclusive and Accessible Organization

    May 26, 2017

     By Flor Marquez, Community Engagement Coordinator

    As non-profit and community service organizations, we aspire to offer comprehensive and effective services, yet many times we hit a wall… More

  • What is radon and what can child care facilities do about it?

    Mar 7, 2017

     by Brendan Doyle, Public Health Inspections Division, Department of Environmental Health, City & County of Denver

    Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the… More

  • Pregnancy-related Depression & Anxiety

    Jan 11, 2017

    by Kelly Stainback-Tracy, MPH, Perinatal Infant Mental Health Specialist, Denver Public Health

    Why it Matters in Early Childhood Settings
    Pregnancy-related depression and anxiety are the… More

  • Taking it Outside – Spotlight on the Learning Environment

    Nov 23, 2016

    by Kelly Bowes, Quality Initiatives Manager, Denver’s Early Childhood Council

    While most of us are thinking about spending more time indoors as winter finally approaches, we would like to… More