The following is an overview of the legislation establishing early childhood councils and grant funding for much of the work we do. Also included is information about the state departments involved in early childhood council work.
Early Childhood Council Legislation HB07-1062 (includes School Readiness Quality Improvement Program (SRQIP) Legislation)
Infant & Toddler Quality & Availability (ITQA) Program HB13-1291 Legislation
Childcare Assistance Program Quality Improvement Pilot (CCAP QI Pilot) - Included in CCCAP HB14-1317 Legislation:
Other Helpful Links:
Most Early Childhood Council funding is passed through the Office of Early Childhood, Colorado Department of Human Services and originates either as state general fund dollars (CCAP QI, ITQA) or from Office of Child Care Health & Human Services (HHS).
o Initiatives Overview Early Childhood TA Resources for CCDBG/CCDF Funding: https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/ccdf-reauthorization
o RTT-ELC Overview http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ecd/early-learning/race-to-the-top
o CCDF Reauthorization: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/ccdf-reauthorization