Thank you for a fantastic ECCLA meeting last week! As promised, I’m following up with information and presentations from the meeting. As a reminder, we will not hold an ECCLA meeting on July 19-20. We will provide extra hot topics calls and/or TA instead. Additional information on the Council Leadership Forum on September 6-7 will be provided later this summer. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to ECCLA staff for support and TA when needed.

Meeting Recap/Resources:

  • Upcoming Conferences: A brief resource on upcoming conferences. This was mentioned on Thursday morning and has been sent out a previous email. Attached.
  • Child Care Deserts: This information was shared during our open forum on Friday morning. Resources include information released by OEC. Attached.
  • Cooking Matters: The presentation and handouts are attached. Please contact Alexandra Lee, 303.801.0321, She can introduce you to the Cooking Matters contact in your community, share information about becoming a Cooking Matters train-the-trainer partner, or get you connected with the Cooking Matters for Child Care Professionals curriculum.
  • Legislative Update: Sarah Barnes provided a comprehensive legislative update/recap from this year’s session. Attached.
  • CCDF Webinar: If you were not able to join the webinar or would like to revisit, please find the information HERE.
  • 2018 KIDS COUNT: Sarah Hughes provided a great presentation on this year’s KIDS COUNT data. Attached.
  • Admin of the EQ Initiative in Local Communities: Lisa Matter provided the group with a presentation on EQIT. Attached.
  • Infants/Toddlers Project: Jacy Montoya with the Children’s Campaign provided a brief overview of this new project, which includes a prenatal, infant, toddler coalition. Their first meeting is Monday, May 30 at Clayton Early Learning or there is a call in option. They are seeking Greater Colorado participation, as well as the Metro region. Register.





Heather Hanna, MPA

Director of Membership and Communication

Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA)

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