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Whole Child Consultative Roles Conference

This two-day virtual conference seeks to engage a broad range of consultative professionals with targeted, cross-disciplinary training as well as regional networking opportunities.

Nov 30, 2022 – Dec 1, 2022 | 9:30 am – 3: 30 pm MST

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New Business Guides
For Early Care and Education Providers

The Colorado Department of Early Childhood is excited to share two new resources: 

These guides offer family child care home providers and child care centers, as well as those interested in expanding or starting new programs, a collection of resources to strengthen their small businesses. Early care and education providers are essential to the children and families they serve, their communities, and our state. The Business Guides were developed, through stakeholder focus groups, to make the business side of providing early care and education services easier. 

Attention Child Care Health Consultants:

Here are some great resources to support you and your child care programs during this busy respiratory season.

Illness Resources

Vaccine Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5

More information on CDPHE’s page: Vaccines for children and teens | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Early Intervention Referrals  

Beginning on May 1st, all referrals, and evaluations for children under the age of 3 with developmental concerns or disabilities will be coordinated through Early Intervention Colorado. This means Administrative Unit Child Find teams (Colorado Department of Education/local school districts) will no longer accept referrals for children under age 3. This change was made to ensure equitable access and easier navigation of services for families and providers across the state. 

Making a referral to Early Intervention is easier than ever. 

For more information about this change in the referral and evaluation process for children under 3, please look at the frequently asked questions.  

The I Matter program can connect you with a therapist for up to 6 free virtual counseling sessions (some in-person appointments available, too) that are completely confidential. Talking with someone can make you feel better. To start, click on “Youth” below to take a short survey. Be as honest as possible: your answers will help match you with the right therapist.

  • If you’re 11 or younger, your parent or guardian must fill out the survey with you.
  • Parents, seeking support for your child is not a sign of failure—it’s a sign of strength. 

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

CDC Released COVID-19 Updates

Operational Guidance for K-12 School and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning: The operational guidance can help K-12 school and ECE program administrators support safe, in-person learning for K-12 schools, and keep ECE programs open, while managing the spread of COVID-19. Based on the COVID-19 Community Levels, this guidance provides flexibility so schools and ECE programs can adapt to changing local situations, including periods of increased community health impacts from COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions for K-12 and Early Care and Education (ECE) Settings: Information for School and ECE Administrators, Teachers, Staff, and

Updated: May 27, 2022

Information About the Infant Formula Supply Shortage

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has created a tip sheet on finding baby formula during the shortage, and what you may safely consider if you absolutely can’t find any.

WIC Participants: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service is working with state agencies to provide flexibilities for local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs to help families get the formula they need. Share the following resources with families who may need assistance and connect them with local WIC clinics for guidance: