Training & Events



This 48-hour training provides teachers, assistant teachers, family child care providers and early interventionists with up-to-date information to enhance their work with infants and toddlers, as well as meet regulatory requirements for training by the state. EQIT includes 16 modules covering topics such as: Brain Development, Responsive Caregiving, Culture, Literacy, Meeting the Emotional Needs of Infants and Toddlers, and Celebrating the
Profession. This course is funded by the Colorado Department of Human Services through the Douglas County Early Childhood Council.  The EQIT Curriculum has been approved by the Division of Child Care as one of the classes that can be used for Early Childhood Teacher Qualifications.

Saturdays: 8:00-2:30pm: Sept. 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 11, 18; Dec. 2
Mandatory Class Orientation: Sept. 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
*Please bring a 3-ring binder with you to Orientation
Location: St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch, CO 80124

EQIT Registration Form_Saturdays_Sept 2017

Tuesday, Thursday Evenings: 6:15 – 9:15 p.m.: Sept. 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; Oct. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26; Nov. 2
Mandatory Class Orientation: Sept. 5, 2017, 6:15 PM *Please bring a 3-ring binder with you to Orientation
Location: KinderCare, 16975 Village Center Dr., Parker, CO 80134

EQIT Registration Form_Tues Thurs_Sept 2017

Cost of Course: $50.00 (Check or money order made payable to: DCECC)
Payment must accompany registration to guarantee your spot.


Arapahoe Community College will be offering two classes this fall for people who need to keep up their director qualifications.

FALL 2017 at Arapahoe Community College

ECE 126: Art and the Young Child – 2 credits ECE 127: Music/Movement for Young Children – 1 credit

Click here to Learn More – 2017-ECE-flyer

PASCO – Protecting Your Familys Future


First Annual Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Summit

Join us at Denver Botanic Gardens in October

Saturday, October 14, 2017. 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, CO
$50 fee

Click here for more information and to register.

You are invited to join us for the first Annual Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Summit. The Summit will offer presentations by leading professionals in the fields of early childhood education and design, and outdoor hands-on activities showcasing innovative ideas and concepts participants can implement in their own child care settings.

During this full-day event at Denver Botanic Gardens, participants will learn innovative ways to support physical activity in naturalized outdoor play environments, see examples of how the designed environment engages children in outdoor play, and gain a deeper understanding of the many ways outdoor activity supports healthy development.

We invite child care providers, directors, coaches, child care health consultants, early childhood council staff, environmental educators, landscape designers, and interested community members to attend our first Annual ECHO Summit.

For questions regarding registration, please call 303-339-6822 or email