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Coaching Agencies

Experienced and educated coaches are essential to quality improvement efforts.  Coaches support providers and teachers with writing policies, helping them to implement best practices, help them prepare for quality ratings, set up plans for improvement, connect with available resources and so much more.   Internal coaches, coaching agencies and other contracted specialists are utilized to help providers meet their quality goals throughout our 4-county region. 

For more information about coaching supports, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Council, your coach or the organization that supports early childhood coaching in your area.

Eagle River Valley portion of Eagle County:

Early Childhood Partners (ECP)

Mission:  To support families and early learning environments so that every child can thrive

Early Childhood Partners is a nonprofit organization serving the Eagle River Valley.  We provide Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation, a Family Resource Center (Family Connect), coaching and consultation to support child care providers, individualized support for children and families experiencing challenging behavior or any other need, evidenced based parenting classes in English and Spanish, developmental screenings, the Family Leadership Training Institute, and the Healthy Families America home visitation program.  If you care for a young child, and are in need of support for any reason, please contact us today.

Contact Information:

Julia Kozusko, Executive Director
[email protected]

Liz Costaldo, Program Director
[email protected]

Garfield and the Roaring Fork Valley portion of Eagle County:

Early Childhood Network (ECN)
The Early Childhood Network is a non-profit organization that promotes the availability of quality, affordable early childhood education, and provides access to childcare information and resources for Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties.  Our purpose is to offer individual quality-improvement coaching and assessment to childcare center staff and in-home providers, and to provide families with free referrals to licensed childcare facilities while educating them on the importance of understanding quality childcare indicators.

Contact Information:

Kelly Esch, Executive Director
[email protected]

Lake County:

Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council

Coaching supports for Lake County Coaching are provided through a highly educated and experienced coach at RMECC plus we contract for other coaching services as needed to meet programmatic needs.  We continue to build coaching capacity in Lake County, but are excited about the network of coaching supports that are coming together to continue to support licensed and FFN providers in Lake County.

Contact Information:

Lisa Roeder, Access & Outreach Coordinator and Quality Improvement Coach
[email protected]


Kids First (KF)
Kids First is an early childhood resource center that supports quality, affordable childcare choices in Aspen, Pitkin County, CO. We can help you choose childcare, see if you qualify for help to pay for childcare, and provide information about community supports for young children, their families and the early childhood education programs that care for them. Thanks to a dedicated sales tax in the City of Aspen, we are able to help families pay for childcare, improve quality and support infant and toddler care in childcare programs. Kids First also provides health consulting and mental health consulting in early childhood classrooms.

Contact Information:

Megan Monaghan, Co-Manager
[email protected]