April 6th, 2021

CCR&R Newsletter

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

What’s a CCR&R

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Join ECCBC in helping to spread awareness through Facebook and the Pinwheels for Prevention Project!

Please update your available slots!

We continue seeing more parents looking for care. 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
Longmont -Niwot- Hygiene-Lyons-Mead Area
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News Everyone Can Use

  • Boulder County Mental Health resources available to help community members
  • OEC update on the expansion of Pandemic-EBT benefits
  • ECCBC is supporting HB21-1222 and if you would like to advocate on behalf of family child care providers too, you can at this link.
  • Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccines Wednesday, April 7 6:30pm
  • The OEC Provider Hub is now active for all licensed programs!
  • Parenting During the Preschool Years- an online class for parents on Confident Parenting!
  • New Masking in Child Care Guidebook by Healthy Child Care CO
  • Child Care and Development Fund State Plan draft is available for public review and comment!
  • The UCCS Inclusive Early Childhood Education program is excited to launch our new part time, online, 4-semester ECE/ECSE Graduate Certificate program starting Fall 2021! This state-authorized program is designed to advance early educator’s professional knowledge and skills and leads to CDE licensure in birth-8 (ECE) and endorsement in birth-8 special education (ECSE), with a condensed schedule allowing completion in December 2022. The cohort model allows for deeper faculty-student connections and a 30% reduction in overall cost. Please see the attached flyer for more details, and add your name to this interest list to be invited to our virtual information session and Q&A happening in mid-March.  Interest list:

Click Here to access our Training Calendars

Trainings and opportunities available

Sponsored by ECCBC at no to low cost:

Sponsored by Community Partners:

  • Please see all partner flyers in our April training calendar.
  • Communication and Resources Connections in 2021 by ABCD (pg. 11)
  • FRCC Information Card: Make a Difference with Early Childhood Education (pg. 13)

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  Thank you for all you do to serve the children of Boulder County!

Recursos en Español

Directors Corner

  • Next Directors Group meeting- April 5th 6pm and April 19th 1pm. Please respond to this email for meeting information.
  • Child Care Centers Business Fundamentals – This program is designed to equip owners of child care centers with training in practices that with strengthen their businesses by CO SBDC.

Family Child Care Corner

  • Next Family Childcare Group meeting with BCFCCA– Join us for a FLIP-IT training with ECCBC!
  • March Home-Based Child Care (HBCC) series webinar on small business resources by the BUILD Initiative- view recorded materials here

School Age Corner

Coaches Corner

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

Funding Opportunities

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

COVID-19 News and Resources

For Families

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

Boulder County ECE Classifieds!

  • Flagstaff Academy is hiring a Preschool Director/Teacher. Please see the description here.
  • Harmony Preschool is hiring a lead teacher. Please see the description here.
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April 4th, 2021

The Future of Preschool in Colorado

How universal preschool will work and who will run it.

Governor Polis asked the Colorado Children’s Campaign to lead a process of gathering input from state and local leaders, early care and education advocates, preschool providers, educators, and families. Early Milestones Colorado  (EMC) supported this process by assisting with data, research, and policy insights. EMC have produced seven topical briefs to share findings from the Future of Preschool in Colorado Engagement Process.

The first three briefs are available now – click here to view.