COVID-19 Updates & Resources
The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment Child Care and K-12 School COVID Response Team recently circulated a comprehensive guide and set of resources covering vaccination, masking, and other prevention/mitigation strategies for classroom settings. You can access it here.
Here is a copy of the most recent public health order issued by the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment with highlighted sections to emphasize requirements of personnel working in certain Denver City and County of Denver occupational settings, including Denver Public Schools K-12 and child care centers and services.
Facilities Improvement funding available for family child care homes in Colorado!
This opportunity is intended to help family child care homes start up, expand, or maintain consistent operations, increase capacity, and reduce the number of family child care homes closing their doors due to financial restrictions.
Online applications are due September 27. ECCLA will host an optional technical assistance webinar for applicants on September 9. Register for a webinar, submit an application, and review frequently asked questions at www.ecclacolorado.org/fcchgrant/.
New from the Office of Early Childhood! Prospective Family Child Care Home Provider Orientation
For individuals who are interested in obtaining a Family Child Care Home license, the Office of Early Childhood (OEC) has created a FREE 1-hour orientation which will provide information about licensing requirements and detailed instructions on how to submit an original family child care home application including information on required background checks. More info available here!
Masking in Child Care Guidebook
We are proud to share our Masking in Child Care Guidebook
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
Project Firstline Needs Assessment for School Nurses
CDPHE is developing no-cost, web-based quick training modules on infection prevention for health professionals working in healthcare, school, and child care settings. To assure we are meeting your needs, we are conducting a brief 10-minute needs assessment survey during the month of March. More information on the project and a link to the survey can be found here.
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
COVID-19 Health & Safety Toolkit for Colorado Child Care Programs
Healthy Child Care Colorado 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 includes guidance required by Colorado licensing rules, COVID-19 Colorado public health and executive orders, and national, state, and local recommendations for best practices during this health emergency.
For questions or comments regarding the toolkit please email us.
The Well-Being Support Line is a free service for all educators and school employees including, ECE, K-12 programs, and higher education. The support line is available to any educators across the state including teachers, administrators, para-professionals, health care teams, and support staff. Click here to learn more.