Thank you for a fantastic ECCLA meeting last week! Our next meeting is January 17-18, 2019. The location is pending, but we will update as soon as it’s scheduled.

As promised, I’m following up with information and presentations from the meeting. Unfortunately, the resources combined are too large to attach to this email. I’ve created a Google folder HERE for all the materials referenced below. We are still working on setting up a membership portal to more easily access, store, and share information. Stay tuned in 2019!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Meeting Recap/Resources:

  • Council Impact Tool: The discussion tool we used is provided. Please reach out to Rick if you would like to provide your feedback.
  • EC Cares Health Access Program and EC Workforce Innovation: Compensation Parity in Summit County: The EC Cares presentation can be viewed HERE. The Workforce Innovation presentation is provided.
  • Communications and Membership Update: The brief presentation provided regarding membership dues is provided. ECCLA will follow up with additional information by early-December. The membership and communications committee will transition to ad-hoc, while ECCLA determines the necessary committees to led us forward in 2019. Data/Evaluation, Policy, and Finance will have no changes at this point.
  • Small Business Majority: Hunter Railey gave a presentation on the Colorado Small Business Majority and opportunities for child providers to access their resources. The presentation is provided and his contact information is included on the last slide.
  • Election Recap: Bill Jaeger with the Children’s Campaign gave a comprehensive election recap. The handout provided is provided.
  • Impact of local zoning on family child care homes: Jacy Montoya with the Children’s Campaign gave a very brief overview of the issue and work that the Prenatal, Infant, and Toddler Coalition is embarking on around the issue. Information on the next coalition meeting and family child care home policy discussion on December 8 are provided.
  • LiveWell Colorado: Jessica Wright and Caronne Porter with LiveWell Colorado gave information on their initiatives Double Up Food Bucks and School Food Initiative. The flyers they shared are provided. Jessica can be reached at
  • The Colorado Early Childhood Mental Health Risk, Reach, and Resources: Jordana Ash with OEC gave a presentation on this newly released report. The report can be downloaded HERE.
  • Meeting Sponsors: Thank you to MyVyllage and School Specialty for sponsoring our meeting! Their presentations are provided.



Heather Hanna, MPA

Director of Membership and Communication

Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA)

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