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Job Posting:Early Head Start/Head Start Bilingual (English/Spanish) Family Engagement Specialist, 32 hours/week, year round- click here for more details

Job Posting: Health & Wellness Coordinator Bilingual, part time- click here for more details

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Month of the Young Child Events

Month of April – Local Book Drive, in partnership with EPIC/Colorado Reads, Summit County Book drive drop off locations- BOOK DRIVE 2014

April 17-30 – Art Show, Medical Office Building, Frisco. MOYC art show flyer

April 7 – Bilingual story time, Silverthorne Library in the Blue River Room from 10:00 – 11:30 am.

April 23 – One Book, One Summit. 1,200 books and related acrtivities will be distributed to Summit County’s children 0-5 years old. This year’s book selection is “Curious George Plants A Seed/Jorge el Curioso Siembra Una Semilla”. If you want to volunteer to read (it’s really fun), please contact Johanna Kugler at Johanna@earlychildhoodoptions.org.

April 23 – BOCC mixer, 5:30, Senior & Community Center. Commissioner awards for excellence in early childhood education; A chance to mix and mingle with Summit County’s early childhood leaders and professionals! 2014 MOYC Mixer flyer, 2014 MOYC Mixer- Spanish flyer

May 15 – Eggs and Issues, Senior and Community Center, 8:15, breakfast provided. The Colorado Children’s Campaign will be presenting the most recent information from the Colorado Kids Count! 2014 report, tailored specifically to Summit County. 2014 KidsCount Invitation

May 17 – 7th Annual Successful Child Conference! Annual training event for parents, Early childhood professionals and interested community member’s. Come for a whole day of workshops and speakers, or come for the luncheon keynote only. This year, our keynote address will be “The Seeds of Success: The Amazing Brains of Young Bilinguals”, by Dr. Linda Espinosa. To register or for more details, please click here

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Our Vision: A community that supports the learning and development of all young children.

Our Mission: To promote a collaborative system that improves the quality, affordability of early childhood programs in Summit County.

What Services/Programs are offered through Early Childhood Options

Child Care Resource and Referral- Child Care Resource and Referral meets a need that no one else does- providing the bridge between parents, providers, community leaders, and policymakers. By offering a unique blend of direct services and planning expertise, CCR&Rs help families and communities with children ages 0-8 to ensure that their children arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed.

Right Start Project-In 2005 Summit County voters passed a local tax initiative to help support early care and learning. This program offers, Early Childhood Continuing Education Scholarships, Salary Supplement for Professionals, Quality Improvement Grants for Preschool Centers and Home Providers, and Other Collaborations with Local Agencies, see information page for more information about these partnerships.

Early Learning Ventures Alliance-Early Learning Ventures Alliance at Early Childhood Options will provide services and assistance in critical business functions such as Fiscal Management, Marketing, Human Resources, Administration, Operations & Development, Quality Improvement & Professional Development, and Referral to Supportive Services

 Early/Head Start- The Summit County Early/Head Start program is a comprehensive continuum of support and education to families and children zero to five years in age.  Our Early/Head Start program is a partnership between Summit County Government (grantee), Summit School District, Early Childhood Options and the Family & Intercultural Resource Center.

Early Childhood Council-The Rural Resort Region Northeast Division Early Childhood Council (RRR-NE) is a formal and voluntary partnership between Summit and Grand Counties. The Council promotes a child-centered school readiness system that fosters early learning, facilitates healthy child development and promotes family success in Grand and Summit Counties.