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  • Back to School!

    Sep 18, 2018

    by Kelly Bowes, Director of Professional Practice, Denver’s Early Childhood Council

    Back to School! As children head back to class for the 2018-2019 school year, full of excitement and… More

  • Teacher Retention Strategies on a Budget

    Sep 11, 2018

    By Dora Esparza, Business Leadership Specialist

    Being a teacher is hard. There are challenging behaviors, there’s the inability to use the restroom whenever nature calls, the guilt of… More

  • Reinforcing the Foundation

    Aug 17, 2018

    by Angela Bracero, Early Childhood Teacher, Warren Village

    Part 2
    You see that little tot right there? That’s my daughter Maya and she is enrolled in the early preschool class at Warren… More

  • The Village Approach to Creating a Solid Foundation

    Jul 10, 2018

    by Angela Bracero, Early Childhood Teacher, Warren Village

    Part 1  –  “Preschool Me”
    That mullet-adorned three-year old with the pearls is “preschool me.” It was 1988, and my then… More

  • The Role of Diversity in Creating the Early Childhood Workforce Solution

    Jun 12, 2018

    by Pedro Méndez, Community Engagement Coordinator

    According to the Census Bureau by the year 2044 it’s estimated that about half of the population in the United States will belong to a… More

  • 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