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Professional Training & Events

One of the greatest resources for a young child is the early childhood professional. Discover information that can help child care professionals at all levels understand available career paths, develop increased skills and knowledge, and improve quality of care.

Child Care Innovations (Child Care Resource & Referral Agency)

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.


American Academy of Pediatrics 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, 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, avoid-ance of exposure to smoke, alcohol, and illicit drugs, routine immunization, and the use of a pacifier. The recommend-ations and strength of evidence for each recommendation are included in this policy statement.
Read more at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/10/20/peds.2016-2938

The following links will help guide professionals in the early childhood field.

Arapahoe Community College


www.heckmanequation.org – An 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).

EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children) 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.


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