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Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance

Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance
Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance

ECCLA

Early Childhood Coach Credential Scholarship Program

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ECCLA’s Early Childhood Coach Credential Scholarship is a unique program that supports early childhood professionals who want to obtain and maintain Early Childhood Coach Credentials.

Through the Coaching Intermediaries Grant, ECCLA is proud to partner with the Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) to help you earn and maintain your Early Childhood Coaching Credential. Applicants may choose between several CDEC-approved coaching programs.

The Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) is an equal opportunity scholarship provider. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, military status, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in any of its activities or operations. Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are welcome to apply!

EC Coach Credential Process

Approved Coaching Programs Reflective Supervision

EC Coach Credential Eligibility

EC Coach Credential

EC Coach Supports

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Colorado Developing Emerging Leaders Mentorship Program

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Apprenticeships provide a unique opportunity to support skill development in the high demand profession of early childhood education. Utilizing the unique structure of an apprenticeship, a participant will be able to gain employment and attend institutions of higher education working toward industry-recognized credentials and degrees. Combining employment, on-the-job training, college coursework and individualized mentoring, an apprenticeship can be a chance to build a more stable early childhood workforce. The components of T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood scholarships for associate and bachelor’s degrees have always mirrored the components of an apprenticeship program. The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center has developed a registered apprenticeship model that works in coordination with these existing scholarships to support the early childhood workforce across the country. T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Colorado will provide an apprenticeship scholarship program for emerging leaders in the early childhood profession. Utilizing our current Director Qualification Scholarship Model, recipients will get the opportunity to add the apprenticeship to gain the leadership skills necessary to run a quality early care and learning program. To apply, go into the T.E.A.C.H. application, and click on the Director Scholarship Model. This will then give you the option to choose the apprenticeship. You will need to upload the Apprenticeship Center Participation.

Apprentices will have two different types of mentors during their participation in the program. First, each apprentice will have a T.E.A.C.H. counselor. Their job is to help each the apprentice manage the expectations of their scholarship, help them navigate the expectations of higher education, balance the demands of work, college, and family, and troubleshoot any personal crises that might occur that could derail their steady progress toward degree completion. All T.E.A.C.H. counselors have at least a bachelor’s degree and have worked in the early childhood education profession. Second, each apprentice will have a jobsite mentor that can model and support leadership practices. T.E.A.C.H will help the apprentice to identify a qualified mentor in their area. Mentors can serve in a variety of roles in the early childhood profession but must have education and experience in leadership. Mentors are expected to check in with their apprentice at least twice a month to:

  • Discuss classroom challenges/questions that the apprentice may have,
  • Review best practice techniques, and,
  • If observed, provide observation feedback.

The Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) is an equal opportunity scholarship provider. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, military status, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in any of its activities or operations. Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are welcome to apply!

TEACH Process

TEACH Emerging Eligibility

TEACH Emerging Mentor Responsibilities

CCSA Logo    This project is supported by the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood ® National Center a Division of Child Care   Service Association.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Mentorship Program

Family Child Care Home Facilities Improvement Grant

Family Child Care Home Facilities Improvement Grant

The majority of Colorado children are cared for in home environments. According to a 2015 report by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, between 2011 to 2015 the number of licensed family child care home programs decreased by 15%. There are many reasons for this decrease, including a stronger economy with better paying jobs available and increasing child care regulations or local regulations that provide challenges the opening of family child care homes (e.g. adoption of the universal building codes by cities and towns).

To address the declining number of licensed slots within family child care home programs and to improve quality within home-based learning environments, the Buell Foundation, along with the Daniels Fund, granted funds to the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) to provide facility improvement funding to family child care home providers. This opportunity is intended to help family child care home providers 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.

FCCH Process

FCCH Eligibility

FCCH Funding Priorities

FCCH Required Documents

Technical Assistance Webinars

To assist you in filling out the application, please visit our website at www.ecclacolorado.org/fcchgrant to listen to a pre-recorded webinar that will take you through application process.

If you have questions about the Family Child Care Home Facilities Improvement Grant, please read our Frequently Asked Questions on our website or in the resources on the application page. You may also contact Shannon Hall, Director of Direct Services.

Rural R.U.N. Scholarship Program

The Rural Reskilling, Upskilling, Next-skilling (R.U.N.) Scholarship Program provides career counseling and tuition support to early childhood professionals in rural communities seeking to reskill, upskill, or next-skill. Wondering what these terms mean? Keep reading to learn more!

On June 23, 2021, Colorado House Bill 21-1264 was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis. The bill appropriated $75 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan through the SLFRF program to support talent development. This Bill created the stimulus investments in reskilling, upskilling, and next-skilling workers program as an initiative of the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) to facilitate training for unemployed and underemployed workers in the state during times of substantial unemployment. This Bill appropriated funds and directed the CWDC to use these funds to support individuals in need of:

  • Reskilling, which supports unemployed and underemployed workers to change industries in order to return to work or obtain more appropriate work based on their skills;
  • Upskilling, which assists workers in increasing skill levels to retain or advance in their employment; or
  • Next-skilling, which supports workers in developing future-ready skills necessary for employment in the twenty-first century.

The Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) is an equal opportunity scholarship provider. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, military status, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in any of its activities or operations. Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are welcome to apply!

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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Colorado Scholarship Program

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Early childhood professionals who have higher education have been shown to have a better understanding of child development and to be more responsive to the educational and academic needs of young children. The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Colorado Scholarship Program offers early childhood education program directors and teachers a pathway to pursue higher education. Access to scholarships for early childhood education is a critical piece to a successful professional development pathway. We are affiliated with the national Teacher Education and Compensation Helps Early Childhood® initiative of the Child Care Services Association, and we hold the state license to offer scholarships in Colorado.

The Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA) is an equal opportunity scholarship provider. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, military status, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression in any of its activities or operations. Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students are welcome to apply!

TEACH Process

TEACH Eligibility

TEACH Models

TEACH Apprentice

Renewal Application

For current T.E.A.C.H. recipients renewing their T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship under the same model they are currently on, please click here to complete the Renewal Application. Once the application is completed, please email to Shannon Hall.

For current T.E.A.C.H. recipients renewing their T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship under a different model, please complete a new application by clicking below.

⇒ If you are having problems getting employer support for our traditional scholarship models, please reachout to Shannon Hall or Dallas Brown to explore other offers that may be available to you.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Colorado is a licensed program of Child Care Services Association

Before you apply, gather the following documents: Proof of Admission to College, Unofficial Transcripts, Verification of FAFSA/CASFA, Current Paystub, Center Participation Agreement, Center Profile, PDIS Registration Verification.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® COLORADO Scholarship Program

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