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June 8th, 2021

EFAA Accepting Bringing School Home Applications

EFAA will be accepting Bringing School Home applications beginning at 9:30 AM Tuesday June 1 until further notice.

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.

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.

APPLICATION

–    English and Spanish applications will be available via an English or Spanish specific web link in the announcement email, attached to the announcement email, or can be found on the EFAA website and also here: English Application form; Spanish Application form.

–    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 

June 8th, 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

What’s Inside


Please update your available slots! More and more families are looking for care and fewer and fewer programs have slots.

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
Programas de habla Español

News Everyone Can Use

  • PDIS transition begins tonight!
  • Storytime at Ollin Farms. Storytime at Ollin Farms provides participants the opportunity for child care programs to visit to Ollin Farms, hear a story about produce grown on the farm and take home a bag of freshly picked veggies! Storytime at Ollin Farms will be taking place on Wednesdays between the last week in May and September. Note: If you are unable to bring your kids to the farm, Storytime will come to you!
    Storytime at Ollin Farms is a new nutrition education program offered to Longmont Farm to ECE child care programs. It’s made possible by a grant from the Longmont Community Foundation and a collaboration between Ollin Farms, the Early Childhood Council of Boulder County and Boulder County Public Health. Register here – https://forms.gle/j7Sax7YGgyoGx27d7
  • Emergency Broadband: Congress recently passed the Emergency Broadband Benefit: a new, first-come-first-served FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms and so much more.

Click Here to access our Training Calendars

Trainings and opportunities available

Sponsored by ECCBC at no to low cost:

Sponsored by Community Partners:

  • Teacher Talk: A Hanen training series based on Learning Language and Loving It – The Hanen Program for Early Childhood Educators/Teachers (see pg 12 of the summer training calendar)
  • Online Pyramid Plus Approach Training Series: Fall 2021 (see pg 14)
  • FRCC Information Card: Make a Difference with Early Childhood Education (see pg 16)

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!


Recursos en Español


Directors Corner


Family Child Care Corner


School Age Corner

  • Next School Age Caregivers Meeting is Monday June 21st 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.
  • See Colorado Afterschool Partnership’s Summer Activity Guide for programs here

Coaches Corner

If you have questions about earning a coaching credential in Colorado, please email jknight@eccbouldercounty.org.


Funding Opportunities

If you have questions about previously shared funding sources, please email jknight@eccbouldercounty.org 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 jknight@eccbouldercounty.org

Boulder County ECE Classifieds!

  • New Horizons is hiring! Please email Isolde Stewart for more information. New Horizons Cooperative Preschool is looking for a full-time bilingual early childhood education (ECE) teacher to join our team of teachers.

    We are looking for a candidate who is bilingual Spanish/English with preference for a native Spanish-speaker to teach at our bilingual, play-based, cooperative preschool. Our ideal candidate is community-minded, interested in fostering cross-cultural and cross-linguistic connections, able to collaborate well with other teachers, creative, and approaches education from a Constructivist, child-lead perspective.

    The position is full-time (8:00 am- 4:15 pm), teaching 3 part-time classes. Each of our three classes (MWF morning, T-Th morning, and T-F afternoon) has a maximum of sixteen 3-6 year old students taught by 3 bilingual teachers (50% of children speak Spanish as their first or only language). This position will work with our collaborative team with leadership from our director. Our seasonal curriculum is integrated into all aspects of the school, from the literacy session in the morning, to circle time, to small group activities. Though we use the curriculum as a jumping off point, we also allow flexibility for integrating student ideas and interests.

    Our truly unique model brings families from different backgrounds together into a community that supports our children and each other.  Everyone who visits our school, from evaluators to parents to other preschool directors, appreciates the inclusive environment we’ve built at New Horizons.

    For more information on the school, please visit http://newhorizonspreschoolboulder.org/.

    REQUIRED SKILLS
    Bilingual/bi-literate (English/Spanish)
    Early childhood education experience
    Positive and flexible – able to work in a team teaching environment
    Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle

    PREFERRED SKILLS
    Experience with Teaching Strategies GOLD assessments
    Early Childhood Teacher (ECT) qualified

    Pay range is $20-$24/hour (depending on experience and qualifications) for  40 hours per week. New Horizons provides a competitive benefit package. Start date is August 15, 2021.

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June 7th, 2021

Jobs

TLC Learning Center, Longmont – Educational Services Opening

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher (Full-time)

Click here to download the flyer.

Interested applicants please submit a letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to Lisa Stratton, Educational Services Manager, at lstratton@learningwithtlc.org.

For more information visit https://www.learningwithtlc.org/careers


TLC Learning Center, Longmont – Pediatric Therapy Opening

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher (Full-time)

– Click here to download the flyer.

Interested applicants please submit a letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to Shari Karmen, Therapeutic Services Manager, at skarmen@learningwithtlc.org.

For more information visit https://www.learningwithtlc.org/careers