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. 

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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Finding the Perfect Holiday Gifts for Children

Finding the Perfect Holiday Gifts for Children

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and with it comes the stress of finding those perfect holiday gifts for children. Before you purchase that new video game or tablet, we want you to consider your many options. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly...

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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