Building Healthy Futures

health  |  Safety  |  wellness

We partner with local, state, and national stakeholders to promote and support health, safety, and wellness in early childhood settings and systems. We have expertise in health and well-being as well as early learning which allows us to advocate for best practices and policies in Colorado. 

Census 2020 Basics

Census 2020 Basics

Why is the Census important?  Did you know that 0-4-year-olds are most likely to be missed in the census count?  The census happens once every ten years, so if we don't count a two-year-old, your community will have less funding for education, child care, health care,...

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Tooth Brushing in Child Care Settings: It can be done!

Tooth Brushing in Child Care Settings: It can be done!

Habits that children develop in the early stages of life are incredibly important. Did you know 90 percent of brain development occurs before the first day of kindergarten? Wow! And, did you know tooth decay is the number one chronic disease in childhood, and that...

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Happy New Year!  Now is the time for immunization reporting.

Happy New Year! Now is the time for immunization reporting.

Happy New Year!  Now is the time for immunization reporting – the extended due date is January 15, 2020. For resources, including written instructions and a video to support your reporting, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Remember,...

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Why early childhood Matters

90%

of brain development occurs before a child's first day of kindergarten

A child's vocabulary at

age 3

can predict third grade reading level, a strong indicator of lifelong success

Employee absenteeism due to unreliable child care costs U.S. businesses

$3 billion

annually