Caregivers' Resources

Do you take care of young children, informally or professionally? Information about how you can help their healthy development will help you support the children in your care more effectively. And, connecting with other individuals and organizations will help to support YOU.

DHS Office of Early Childhood:
 

The Colorado Office of Early Childhood provides collaborative leadership to align programs and resources for children, families, and early childhood professionals to best prepare Coloradans for future success. Through access to coordinated and quality early childhood programs and family supports, the Office works to ensure all children are kindergarten-ready, all children develop in safe, stable and nurturing environments, and all children have the tools necessary for resiliency in early childhood. Learn more »

Early Childhood Partnership:

The Early Childhood Colorado Partnership is a network of partners from state and local agencies, nonprofits, early childhood councils, foundations and universities committed to ensuring the vision of the Early Childhood Colorado Framework is effectively implemented.

Qualistar:

As an early childhood education professional, you value and understand the importance of keeping current in the field of early care and education. Qualistar Colorado can serve as an informative resource for your professional development goals.

Early Childhood Colorado, from the Marsico Institute at the University of Denver:

An engaging, no-cost resource linking practitioners, policy makers, researchers, parents, and community members to up-to-date information about children ages birth to 8.

Unite for Literacy:

Unite for Literacy offers free online picture books for children 0-8 to enjoy with the loving adults in their lives. Families can read and hear these books, which celebrate our diverse cultures and languages, from any mobile device with internet access.

Family Resource Center:

The Family Resource Center Association provides public advocacy, capacity building, and resource development to strengthen its statewide network of family resource centers as they bring help and hope to Colorado families.

 

 Early Learning Resources Pages 

Click on these links to connect to organizations working in early learning in Colorado:

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Leading Colorado's Child Care and Education Workforce

A report published by Qualistar Colorado, in partnership with WFCO, reveals that leaders and teachers in the early care and education field are not fairly compensated for the critical role they have in children’s lives and within local and state economies. 

As a field, early care and education is an essential two-generation resource for state and local economies, yet is continuously plagued by high turnover rates, presenting a loss both for the business and for children.

These professionals allow families the opportunity to participate in the workforce and achieve self-sufficiency while also providing safe, learning-rich environments that lay the foundation for children’s school and life success. Read the report »