July 19th, 2021

COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs

We want to share the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) updated COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs. The updated guidance focuses on helping administrators of child care and other early care and education (ECE) programs, along with state and local health officials, safely support in-person child care operations.

We hope you will find this updated guidance useful in your work, and we will continue to share new information and resources as they become available.

July 12th, 2021

Bilingual Early Childhood Coach Job

 The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County is hiring!

Are you looking for an amazing opportunity to support the ECE community in Boulder County? We’re growing and therefore looking for a full-time, bilingual Early Childhood Coach!

Please click here to see the official job description and application process.

July 12th, 2021

CCR&R Newsletter

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


Help us continue to serve you best! We aim to condense the volume of early childhood information from Colorado Shines and other sources as well as provide access to local opportunities and information in our newsletters and training calendar – what feedback or advice do you have for us? Thank you for participating in this short survey by clicking the link above.

What’s a CCR&R

What’s Inside

We have families looking for care! Please report your slots by clicking a button below.

If you are not able to accept new families due to challenges brought on by COVID, please let us know that at the link below. Thank you!
To update with the state, update operating status here and your slot data with Colorado Shines Child Care Referral at Mile High United Way– Text “CC OPEN” to 898-211 to indicate that you have openings.

To update with ECCBC click the link below please.

Boulder-Jamestown-Allenspark-Nederland-Ward Area
Lafayette-Louisville-Superior-Erie-Leyner Area
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News Everyone Can Use

  • ECCBC has rolls of paper towels and reusable masks to give away until they are gone. Please reply to this email if you would like to pick some up. First come first served!
  • The ECLC is proud to share the “Continuing to Monitor and Measure Progress in Colorado’s Early Childhood Areas of Opportunity” report, which highlights progress across these important aspects of the early care and learning system while also noting disparities that exist for certain populations and communities in our state. The Executive Summary contains a brief overview of the information, highlighting key findings and opportunities for action. Check out the report to learn more and join us as we support equitable and comprehensive access to services for all Colorado families so that every child is valued, healthy and thriving.
  • 2021 Kids Count Data Book is available
  • National P-3 Center Transitions to Kindergarten: Timeline and Checklists
  • The Office of Early Childhood, together with the Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado, the Colorado Association of Family Child Care, and the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance, invites you to join us for a townhall to discuss the background check process for child care providers. The townhall will be held on Monday, July 12, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register here.
  • From Clayton Early Learning: We are preparing to be back in the field for classroom observations for a variety of our department projects and want to train our staff in the newest editions of the scales. We are looking for volunteers that would allow two assessors at a time in each classroom(s) of your choosing to conduct a scheduled Third Edition Environment Rating Scale observation for training and reliability purposes. Click here for more information and to register.
  • The New Colorado Shines PDIS: Support Available for Leaders
    Wednesdays, June 30 – August 25 
    2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    Link to virtual Google Meet.
    Or dial in at ‪(US) +1 401-542-2805 PIN: ‪206 523 965#Thursdays, July 1 – August 26 
    12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
    Link to virtual Google Meet.
    Or dial in at ‪(US) +1 929-252-0889 PIN: ‪375 551 251#

The PBS NewsHour has produced an upcoming week-long series on child care in the United States. It is anticipated that infants and toddlers and the particular needs/challenges in providing access to affordable, high quality care for them will be woven throughout the series. The series is scheduled to run in five segments over the course of the week of July 12th. To play the video, click on the image above.

Click Here to access our Training Calendars

Trainings and opportunities available

Sponsored by ECCBC at no to low cost:

Sponsored by Community Partners:

  • Please join Raise Colorado and the Community Language Cooperative for a Language Justice Training to learn about the history of language oppression, the components of language justice, and how you can promote language justice in your personal and professional life. Raise Colorado is working to become a coalition where all members can participate in the language of their heart, and this training is an essential component of that work.
  • Online Pyramid Plus Approach Training Series: Click here for information on Fall Pyramid Plus Training. Click here for the registration form. For now, it will continue to be offered on Zoom as it has provided the opportunity to reach remote places throughout Colorado, has been more accessible to working parents, and is welcomed by providers who prefer to take this course in the comfort of their own home without late-night driving after a full day of work:)  With that being said, if your community is interested in hosting a “live” training, please contact LJ.
  • Upcoming Brazelton Touchpoints Trainings
  • Cooking Matters Class August 11th
  • Next BCPH meeting for childcare providers is a training on immunization reporting on Monday July 12th, 12-1:30.
    Join on your computer or mobile app
    Click here to join the meeting
    Or call in (audio only)
    +1 720-400-7859,,319540283#   United States, Denver
    Phone Conference ID: 319 540 283#
    Find a local number | Reset PIN

If you have a training you would like us to promote, please contact Nicole Wells, the ECCBC PD & ECE Workforce Coordinator at  Thank you for all you do to serve the children of Boulder County!

Recursos en Español

Directors Corner

  • Next Directors Group meeting- Tomorrow following the OEC Town Hall July 12th 7:30pm Please respond to this email for meeting information if you are not already on the list.
  • The Bell Policy Center is collecting information on Cost of Care at child care centers. This survey is closing soon!

Family Child Care Corner

School Age Corner

  • Next School Age Caregivers Meeting is Monday July 19th at 6:30pm Please respond to this email for more information and/or the link to join if you are not already on the list.
  • Boulder County Public Health will join us for our September meeting for a Camp Debrief- watch this newsletter for details

Coaches Corner

If you have questions about earning a coaching credential in Colorado, please email

Funding Opportunities

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

COVID-19 News and Resources

For Families Looking For Care

Referrals: Families looking for child care can follow these steps:

Enhanced Referrals: Would you like more help?  Since COVID19, ECCBC is providing enhanced referral services for families in Boulder County.

Services: Families are welcome to contact ECCBC with general queries about child care in Boulder County, the child care referral process and licensing.

Questions? Contact Jessica Bernett Knight at 720-548-3980 or

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