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: or call (720) 560-7300


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
Director classes flyer-2019

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, or Kathy Sutherland, for more information.


Partnering with Families: Communication, Connection and Collaboration

Please join Developmental Pathways and ABCD for an Early Learning Professional Development Training on “Partnering with Families: Communication, Connection and Collaboration.” This training is geared towards early learning programs, specifically directors and teachers who work with children birth to five years of age.

This training will be held on January 23, 2020, from 6:30-8:30PM at:
Developmental Pathways- Inverness Office
325 Inverness Drive South, Englewood, CO 80112

See the attached flyer for more details and click here to register.
1-17-19 ABCD 2019 Training Series REG flyer (002)

Learn How to Help Protect Children from the Impact of Secondhand Smoke

The American Lung Association is offering free training to organizations serving low-income families on electronic smoking devices, how to prevent secondhand smoke and aerosol exposure, and an introduction to asthma. The training is offered in-person or online. Topics include:

  • E-cigarette aerosol and secondhand smoke
  • Health impact of secondhand smoke exposure on children
  • Motivational interviewing techniques
  • Available local and statewide tobacco cessation resources and support
  • Basic information about asthma and how to manage it

Visit for up-to-date resources on e-cigarettes, secondhand smoke, asthma, marijuana, and more!

Organizations who implement ONE Step are eligible for gift cards and other prizes. Schedule your training today so we can all work together in creating safe and clean environments for children to grow up in. If you have questions, please reach out to Valerie Steinmetz ( or 303-847-0279).

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 or Amber Troutman to learn more or schedule a training.


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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