COVID-19 Updates & Resources

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Colorado Scholarship Program

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Colorado Scholarship Program is a comprehensive scholarship model that provides a pathway for strengthening the early care and education workforce. Sponsoring Programs, Colorado colleges, and ECCLA partner to help our ECE workforce overcome barriers to higher education and promote quality within the Early Childhood Field.

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Colorado Scholarship Program offers early childhood education program directors and teachers a pathway to pursue higher education. Access to scholarships for early childhood education is a critical piece to a successful professional development pathway. Learn More

New Child Care Immunization Policy Toolkit

Immunize Colorado has released a toolkit on immunization policy for Colorado child care programs to support child care administrators in their efforts to comply with state immunization laws and keep students and child care staff protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Specifically, the toolkit aims to help child care administrators understand Colorado’s child care entry immunization requirements and their role in implementing these requirements. Lear more

COVID-19 Vaccines is Now Available for Children 5-11 Years

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has developed a toolkit of communication materials including talking points, tips for parents, templates, promotional materials and more, to support communication around the COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year olds. For additional resources visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Children.

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COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated the COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs. Click here to review the recent changes.

Updated Guidelines for Visitors in Colorado Child Care Facilities During COVID-19

The Office of Early Childhood (OEC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) have updated the guidelines for visitors in Colorado Child Care Facilities During COVID-19.  Access the guidelines here

Masking in Child Care Guidebook

We are proud to share our Masking in Child Care Guidebook

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This Guidebook is a compilation of key resources and tips for supporting children, staff, and families with mask-wearing. It also includes sample program policies, activities to engage children, and materials you can download or print and share broadly.

To learn more watch our April 6th Masking in Child Care Guidebook & Clinical Support Huddle

Teacher/Educator Well-Being
Support Line

  • Early Childhood Mental Health Support (ECMH) Line  connects callers with a live, qualified consultant who can provide a brief consultation, create a new referral, and/or connect caregivers, including families, to additional resources to support children’s social, emotional development and mental health. Call 303-866-4202, Monday – Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm.
  • Educator Well-being Support Line, operated by the University of Colorado’s Department of Psychiatry, was established during COVID to respond to educator’s mental health needs. This line provides a space for venting, validation, problem-solving, and access to therapy. Call or text the support line at 303-724-2500, Weekdays 9:00 am – 7:00 pm., Saturday 9:00 am 11:00 am, and Sunday 4:00 – 7:00 pm.
  • Colorado Crisis Services is a trusted, free and confidential resource for you and your loved ones when you’re feeling overwhelmed, helpless, or need to talk to someone. Call 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255, the line is open 24/7.