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January 15th, 2021

CCR&R Newsletter

Greetings from the Child Care Resource and Referral office at the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County

What’s Inside


Please update your available slots!

Since the community moved to Level Orange restrictions, we are seeing more parents looking for care. Thank you!

Boulder-Jamestown-Allenspark-Nederland-Ward Area
Lafayette-Louisville-Superior-Erie-Leyner Area
Longmont -Niwot- Hygiene-Lyons-Mead Area
Programas de habla Español

News Everyone Can Use

Click Here to access our Training Calendars

Trainings and opportunities available

Sponsored by ECCBC at no to low cost:

  • Quality Nights with ECCBC: Wednesday, January 20- Engaging Early Educators- Together we will identify the challenges and celebrations that are unique to our world of early childhood and the ways we can build each other up. We will discuss and share out how to connect, support, and advocate together in this crucial profession. Supporting educator peer-to-peer relationships. Register here.
  • Spanish huddles are back in February! Watch our website for information.
  • ECCBC Financial Incentive for ECE College Courses Completed During Summer or Fall 2020: Applications accepted January 15 through February 15, 2021.

Sponsored by Community Partners:

  • Updated Pyramid Plus Approach Training Flyer for Winter/Spring 2021- Registration closes January 18th
  • ECHO (Early Childhood Health Outdoors) Trainings:
    • Best Practice in Outdoor Learning Environments (SOLD OUT) | Thursday, January 21, 1:00-2:30 p.m. MST | Zoom Webinar
    • Brrr…It’s Cold Outside. Let’s Go Out and Play! | Wednesday, January 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m. MST | Zoom Webinar

Sponsored by Other Organizations:

If you have a training you would like us to promote, please contact Emily Robbins, the ECCBC Professional Development Coordinator at erobbins@eccbouldercounty.org.  Thank you for all you do to serve the children of Boulder County!


Early Learning Visits to Museum of Boulder

Schedule a visit at the children’s playspace at the Museum of Boulder for safe, private field trips. Providers who primarily serve underserved families visit the Playzeum free. Contact Emily for more information about safety precautions and to schedule: emily@museumofboulder.org

Recursos en Español

  • ¡Los grupos “Huddles” para cuidadores de infantes y niños pequeños están de vuelta en febrero! Mira nuestro sitio web para obtener información.
  • Programa actualizado de potección de pagos
  • Subsidios para el cuidado infantil (Child Care Relief Grant, CCRG): los CCRG se distribuirán a todos los proveedores elegibles que completen el proceso de solicitud dentro de los plazos indicados. Las adjudicaciones de los subsidios máximos se determinarán mediante una fórmula basada primariamente en la capacidad autorizada del proveedor (es el número máximo de niños a los que se permite que el proveedor preste servicios bajo su licencia con base en los archivos del Departamento) y considerará la calificación de calidad del proveedor en Colorado Shines.

Directors Corner

  • Next Directors Group meeting – January 25th 1pm. Please respond to this email for meeting information.

Family Child Care Corner

  • Next Family Childcare Group meeting with BCFCCA – February 8th 2021 6pm followed by free training.

School Age Corner


Funding Opportunities

  • New COVID-specific Financial Resources collected by Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
  • CO Office of Early Childhood Child Care Relief Grant Program / Español:  The CCRG will be distributed to all eligible providers who complete the application process by the prescribed deadlines. The maximum grant awards will be determined through a formula based primarily on the provider’s licensed capacity (this is the maximum number of children a provider is allowed to serve under your license based on what is on file with the Department) and will take into consideration provider’s Quality Rating within Colorado Shines.

If you have questions about previously shared funding sources, please reply to this email or check out our NEWS page.


COVID-19 News and Resources


Licensed programs in Boulder County serving all ages who are currently operating and/or opening in the near future may be eligible for supports and access to additional supplies. If you would like to be connected to supplies as ECCBC has access to them, please fill out this form.

If your program has openings, please let us know at the links below based on location as often as you need to keep your information updated so we can refer parents if you’d like AND so we can keep the most accurate county-wide data on slots if you’d prefer we don’t refer.
Boulder and Mountain Area Providers
Lafayette- Louisville Area Providers
Longmont Area Providers
Spanish Provider Form

If you know parents looking for care, please refer them to complete the appropriate intake form below based on location.
Boulder and Mountain Area Family Intake Form
Lafayette-Louisville Area Family Intake Form
Longmont Area Family Intake Form
Spanish Intake Form

We realize you are receiving many requests for information but want you to know ECCBC is aware and doing our best to minimize the burden on programs to report by creating simple, consistent, and accessible ways to submit your information and needs locally.

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January 5th, 2021

Bringing School Home: EFAA Accepting Applications Soon!

EFAA will be accepting Bringing School Home applications beginning at 9:30 AM Monday January 11th and ending at 4:30 PM on Friday January 29th.

**Please read the information below carefully as EFAA have updated their application process to align with their current service delivery.**

WHAT IS BRINGING SCHOOL HOME?

Bringing School Home is a partnership between Boulder Housing Partners, the housing authority for the City of Boulder, and EFAA, the family resource center for the City of Boulder. It is an innovative program that brings together housing and educational opportunities for the whole family. We believe that all children can be ready for kindergarten, do well in school, graduate from high school, and pursue a meaningful career. We also believe that it takes a village to raise a child.

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES

Bringing School Home is open to all families living and/or working in Boulder County that have at least one child under the age of 6 and will pass the housing screening criteria.  Families who are accepted into Bringing School Home will reside in a Boulder Housing Partners community located in the City of Boulder and commit to participating in specific supportive services focused on helping children achieve success in education.

PROCESS

  • Applications must be submitted by email at BSH@efaa.org OR online via a link that will be shared in the email announcement of the wait list opening on Monday January 11th and posted on EFAA’s website.
  • EFAA will not be accepting faxed or USPS mailed applications.
  • Applications received before or after the above dates, mailed, dropped off, or faxed will not be considered.

APPLICATION

  • English and Spanish applications can be found on EFAA’s website.
  • Applications must be completed in full, including primary and secondary applicants signing and dating the 3rd (last) page, there will be a signature section in the online application.
  • If you or someone you are working with need additional assistance with submitting an application during this time, please contact Amanda, Program Manager of Early Childhood and Youth services at BHP, at mayaa@boulderhousing.org

For more information on the Bringing School Home program, please visit Boulder Housing Partners website: https://boulderhousing.org/bringing-school-home