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.
Healthy Child Care Colorado has developed a health and safety toolkit for licensed child care centers, family child care homes, and school-age child care programs in Colorado in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This temporary guidance has been developed in...
Going into 2020, I don’t think any of us expected we would be worried about social distancing, food and supply shortages, or being stuck in our homes to combat a virus that would sweep the world. Yet here we are trying to get used to our new “normal”. While we know...
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,...
Why early childhood Matters
of brain development occurs before a child's first day of kindergarten
A child's vocabulary at
can predict third grade reading level, a strong indicator of lifelong success
Employee absenteeism due to unreliable child care costs U.S. businesses