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TRAINING & EVENTS


Expanding Quality FOR Infants AND Toddlers (EQIT)

This 48-hour course provides up-to-date training information to enhance your work with infants and toddlers. Cost: $50.

EQIT Courses

EQIT Course: Sept. 5-Oct. 26, 2019: Click Here – EQIT Registration Form_Saturdays_Sept-Oct2019
EQIT Course: Jan. 9-Feb. 29, 2020:  Click Here – EQIT Registration Form_Saturdays_Jan-Feb 2020
EQIT Course: March 12-May 9, 2020:  Click Here – EQIT Registration Form_Saturdays_Mar-May2020

For more information or questions, please contact Sandra Gregory at:
sandra.gregory@dcsdk12.org or call (720) 560-7300

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Arapahoe Community College (ACC)

2 Options Coming this Fall at Arapahoe Community College
Director Recertification Classes 
– Leadership Essentials: ECE 275 101
– Exploring the Arts: ECE 126 and ECE 127
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English Language Learning (ELL)
Through a generous grant from the Buell Foundation, ACC is offering two English Language Learning (ELL) cohorts:
1) Spanish speakers with an instructor fluent in Spanish and
2) Students with English as their second language. Extra support will be provided for these students.
Full scholarships for ECE 101 Intro to Early Childhood Education and ECE 103 Guidance Strategies will be available for the ELL cohorts.
Contact Kristin Habicht, kristinhabicht@arapahoe.edu or Kathy Sutherland, Kathleen.sutherland@arapahoe.edu for more information.

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    Building Communication in the EC Classroom & Family Partnerships

    August 27th, 6:15-8:15 PM
    Developmental Pathways
    325 Inverness Drive South, Englewood, CO
    Click Here for More information


    Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals (CMCCP) Training

    See a list of the upcoming 6-hour CMCCP/CACFP trainings as well as the 8-hour CMCCP trainings below. Please share with early childhood professionals in your network.

    Register Click here to Register for the scheduled course:

    • Mesa County/Grand Junction
      August 31, 2019
      9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      Mesa County Health Department- 510 29½ Street, Grand Junction, CO 80504
    • Montezuma County/Cortez
      September 28, 2019
      9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall- 208 N. Dolores Road, Cortez, CO 81321
    • Weld County/Greeley
      October 5, 2019
      9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      Weld County Training Center- 1104 H St. Greeley, CO 80631
    • Douglas County/Castle Rock
      October 19, 2019
      9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
      High Pointe Academy
      4721 N Industrial Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109

    To Learn More:
    Contact Heather Aguilar haguilar@strength.org or Amber Troutman atroutman@strength.org to learn more or schedule a training.


    CHILD CARE INNOVATIONS – PROVIDER POST

    Professional Development Opportunities…
    This bi-annual publication provides information about training sessions offered by our agency. All sessions are presented by highly qualified part-time staff. Certificates are provided to document your professional development, interactive learning ex-periences, current best practice information for early childhood professionals…all at affordable prices.


    Pyramid Plus Approach Training

    Early Childhood professionals working to improve the social emotional health of children Birth – 5 years: includes administrators, coaches, trainers, teachers, Early Childhood Mental Health consultants, Early Intervention providers and other health professionals are encouraged to attend.

    PPA Registration Form – June 2019

    PPA June 2019 Flyer

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Moves and Grows

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Wonders and Explores

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Loves and Connects

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Media

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Training / Conferences

EXPANDING QUALITY IN INFANT AND TODDLER CARE (EQIT)

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: 8:00-2:00 pm: Aug. 2018                                                                                            Location: St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

Cost of Course: $50.00 Check or money order made payable to: DCECC, 3950 Trail Boss Lane, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

 

Child Care Innovations

Child Care Innovations at Red Rocks Community College has existed for more than twenty years, providing training and support to child care providers, building child care capacity, and developing programs to enhance quality. As a contracted partner of Qualistar Colorado, they provide child care referrals, consumer education, and provider services for the counties of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin, Jefferson, and Park.

www.rrcc.edu/childcareinnovations 

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Professional Resources

Resources from the Office of Early Childhood (OEC)

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Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood:

http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Providers?p=providers&s=Child-Care-Licensing-and-Administration&lang=en

OEC Child Care Licensing & Administration
http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Providers?p=Providers&s=Child-Care-Licensing-and-Administration&lang=en

OEC Background Checks
http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Providers?p=Providers&s=Background-Checks&lang=en

OEC Colorado Child Care Assistance Program
http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Providers?p=Providers&s=Colorado-Child-Care-Assistance-Program-For-Providers&lang=en

OEC Health & Safety Requirements:
http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Providers?p=Providers&s=Health-Safety&lang=en

OEC Quality Initiatives
http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Providers?p=Providers&s=Quality-Rating-and-Improvement&lang=en

OEC Rules & Regulations
http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Providers?p=Providers&s=Rules-and-Regulations&lang=en

OEC Supports, Resources & Guides

http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Providers?p=Providers&s=Support-Resources-and-Guides&lang=en

OEC Professional Certifications

http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Providers?p=Providers&s=Professional-Certifications&lang=en

OEC Training

http://coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.force.com/oec/OEC_Providers?p=Providers&s=Training&lang=en

Colorado Shines Quality Rating & Improvement System (QRIS):
As an early childhood professional, you know the early years are a critical period in a child’s learning and development. Colorado Shines is a quality rating and improvement system for all of Colorado’s licensed early learning programs. It encourages and supports programs to improve their quality and to connect with families looking for quality care for their children.  By participating in Colorado Shines, early learning programs demonstrate their commitment to quality and continual improvement. Quality early learning programs help children start early and start strong.
http://www.coloradoshines.com/

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INFORMATION SYSTEM (PDIS): The Colorado Shines Professional Development Information System (PDIS) is a web-based system providing free and easy access to professional development courses. This system tracks training and education, provides high-quality online professional development, and helps individuals select a professional development path according to their competency level, their professional development goals, their job or role, and their geographic location.  Through the Colorado Shines PDIS, online courses, scholarships, opportunities to connect with other early childhood professionals and other resources are provided at no cost to you. The Colorado Shines PDIS also calculates your Early Childhood Professional Credential level.
View the PDIS Course Catalog.

COLORADO EARLY LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES:
Colorado’s Early Learning and Development Guidelines describe a child’s learning and development from birth to 8 years old and provide practical tips and fun ideas that anyone can use to support young children’s healthy development.

https://www.cde.state.co.us/early/eldgs


HIGHER EDUCATION

ARAPAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (ACC) EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION:

ACC and the Early Childhood Education Department faculty are committed to providing you with a wide variety of academic pathways, and a strong foundation that meets your career goals in early care and education as well as other related fields.

https://www.arapahoe.edu/departments-and-programs/a-z-programs/early-childhood-education


RESOURCES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVOCATES & THE BUSINESS SECTOR

EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children): EPIC is about business leaders supporting early childhood through advocacy and workplace initiatives

 http://www.coloradoepic.org/

EPIC TOOLKIT FOR EMPLOYERS: This toolkit provides the business sector with the resources and knowledge needed to be part of the solution to enhance Colorado’s early childhood environment.
http://www.coloradoepic.org/initiatives/toolkit

Child Care Contribution Tax Credit (CCTC):
With EPIC’s advocacy efforts, the 2018 Colorado General Assembly extended CCTC through 2025.  Colorado taxpayers have donated more than $50M per year since its reinstatement in 2015. EPIC also actively engaged to increase the child care services tax credit for families with child care expenses.
http://www.coloradoepic.org/cctc

Heckman Equation:
online resource for policymakers, advocates and organizations promoting early childhood education and development. (Note: There are several short but very good video clips on this website).
http://www.heckmanequation.org/

Colorado Children’s Campaign:
The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado.
https://www.coloradokids.org/early-childhood/

Kids Count Report:
KIDS COUNT in Colorado! examines child well-being trends in this comprehensive report on child well-being.
https://www.coloradokids.org/data/kids-count-archive/2018-kids-count/

 

SAFE SLEEP: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS (AAP) ANNOUNCES NEW SAFE SLEEP RECOMMENDATIONS

Approximately 3,500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). New guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics is designed to help reduce those numbers. They recommend supine positioning (baby on its back), the use of a firm sleep surface, room-sharing without bed-sharing, and the avoidance of soft bedding and overheating. Additional recommendations for SIDS reduction include breastfeeding, avoidance of exposure to smoke, alcohol, and illicit drugs, routine immunization, and the use of a pacifier. The recommendations and strength of evidence for each recommendation are included in this policy statement. Read more:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/10/20/peds.2016-2938

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