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Quality Early Care and Learning

Education is the most powerful thing we can use to change the world 

 ~Nelson Mandela

 

As a child care and early education professional, you are a child's teacher, their friend, and their guide for the most formative years.  Our Council has goals to help increase the quality of early learning and child care and promote partnership and collaboration to support and strengthen the Broomfield early learning and care community.  

Ongoing Coaching and Material support to maintain high quality

The Office of Early Childhood at the State of Colorado has issued ongoing funds to support eligible licensed child care facilities with Colorado Shines maintenance. 

The award is based on size of facility.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To participate in a Colorado Shines quality improvement program, each early care and learning program must minimally meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold a current, permanent child care license and in compliance with Head Start/Early Head Start regulations (where applicable).

  2. Enroll children prior to kindergarten entry and Colorado Shines eligible.

  3. Hold a Colorado Shines Level 2 or higher at the time of application.

  4. Apply for a Colorado Child Care Assistance Program fiscal agreement (active or pending) AND indicate acceptance of CCCAP on the Colorado Shines program profile.

  5. Submit an application for quality improvement and incentive supports within the Quality Improvement tab of the program profile within the program profile within the Colorado Shines Technology System.

 

Once awarded, a program must meet the following criteria in order to continue participation in a Colorado Shines quality improvement program:

  1. Execute and comply with the Quality Improvement Program Memorandum of Understanding.

  2. Maintain a Colorado Shines Level 2 or higher.  

  3. Meet Quality Improvement Plan requirements by including the results of the Colorado Shines Readiness Assessment or program results of a Level 3-5 onsite assessment into this plan.

  4. Maintain an application for a Colorado Child Care Assistance Program fiscal agreement (active or pending) AND indicate acceptance of CCCAP on the Colorado Shines program profile.

  5. Submit an application to be rated for Level 3-5 or attain an alternative pathway within an 18-month period and maintain a high quality Colorado Shines Level 3-5 rating.

What is Early Care and Learning?

Early Care and learning are home based child care, child care centers, and preschools. The work is so important for many reasons, but particularly, the teachers and providers nurture growth both physically and social/emotionally. These providers give care and support to children and serve as one of the earliest teachers. 

How to submit application for more coaching and materials
  1. Log on to your Colorado Shines page.

  2. Review your application and hit submit again, just as you did the first time you applied for Colorado Shines funding.

  3. BECC will receive notification that you've applied and will send an MOU

  4. Sign the MOU

  5. BECC's Coach will be in contact with you to determine award funding and coaching hours

Questions? Call the BECC office at 303-460-6810 or info@broomfieldecc.org