Building Healthy Futures

health  |  Safety  |  well-being

We bridge physical health, social-emotional well-being as well as early learning which allows us to advocate for best practices and policies in Colorado. 

October is Safe Sleep Month!

October is Safe Sleep Month!

Sudden unexpected infant death is the leading cause of death occurring among infants 1-12 months in Colorado*. Providing a safe sleep environment for a baby is one of the first things you can do to protect and nurture a child. October is Safe Sleep and SIDS Awareness...

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Keeping the Lights On!

Keeping the Lights On!

We are pleased to announce a total of $272,500 was awarded to 76 family child care homes and child care centers/school-age programs awarded grants through Keep the Lights On – a collaborative effort to provide direct financial investments to child care providers to...

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August is National Breastfeeding Month!

August is National Breastfeeding Month!

While it is a well-known fact that breastfeeding has numerous benefits to both the parent and child, up to 60% of breastfeeding moms stop sooner than is recommended*. Child care programs can support parents and employees who choose to breastfeed by implementing...

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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