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Other State & Regional Partners

Through our systems building work we work to collaborate with partners throughout the region on various initiatives.   Listed below are those who we work with regularly.

Mountain Valley Developmental Services (MVDS)

MVDS supports adults and children in Eagle, Garfield, Lake and Pitkin counties with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Our work provides life span services for these individuals, their parents and family members, guardians, colleagues at work, neighbors and friends to promote independence, quality of life, and rights protection.  MVDS is also the fiscal agent for the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council.

Early Childhood Councils Leadership Alliance (ECCLA)

As a membership association, ECCLA supports Councils by providing technical assistance and capacity building, implementing shared measurement for collective impact, advocating for policies affecting early childhood issues, leveraging statewide partnerships, and serving as the voice for Colorado’s 34 Early Childhood Councils. Councils work in communities across Colorado to collaborate with local partners and align programs and services for young children and their families.

Together, we are building and supporting Colorado’s early childhood system. Our collective effort is critical – because when families thrive and children have a strong start, our communities across Colorado are strengthened.

Click HERE to visit the ECCLA Website

Child Care Licensing Specialists:

Sandy Jennings, Licensing Specialist for Eagle County
Office of Early Childhood, Division of Early Care and Learning
720-660-7136
1575 Sherman Street, Denver, CO, 80203
sandra.jennings@state.co.us
http://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com/

Rebecca Romeyn, Child Care Program Manager/ Licensing Specialist for Garfield & Pitkin County
Garfield County DHS
970-945.9191 Ext. 3066
rromeyn@garfield-county.com
http://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com

Katie Fightmaster, Child Care Licensing Specialist for Lake County
719-243-1953
1460 Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
kfightmaster@discovermygoodwill.org
http://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com

Mark Lapka,  Child Care Specialist for Garfield & Pitkin County
Garfield County DHS
970-945-9191 x 3068
mlapka@garfield-county.com
http://www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com

Eagle County:

Eagle County Child, Family, and Adult Services
The Child, Family and Adult Services Department supports relationships and environments where vulnerable adults, families and children receive services that enhance health, safety, stability, and self-reliance. Programs include: Early Head Start, Bright Beginnings, Child Welfare and Adult Protection.

Contact: 970-328-8840

Garfield County:

Garfield County Human Services
108 8th Street, Suite 101
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Office: 970-945-5004
Fax: 970-945-7785

Contact: 970-945-9191 x3066

Lake County:

Lake County Health and Human Services/ Child Care Assistance Program
The Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides childcare services to families who meet income guidelines and who are in an eligible activity.

Contact:
Sonia Luna, Child Care Assistance Program Supervisor
719-486-2088
sonia.luna@state.co.us​

 Pitkin County:

Aspen Community Foundation & Cradle to Career:
Aspen Community Foundation’s Cradle to Career Initiative brings nonprofits, business, philanthropy, educators, government and civic groups together to support the success of children from Aspen to Parachute, ensuring that they are ready for kindergarten and graduate from high school ready for college and career. For more information contact:

Contact:
Gretchen Brogden, Data & Research Director
970-925-9300
Gretchen@aspencommunityfoundation.org
aspencommuntyfoundation.org

Pitkin County Smart Start
Pitkin County Human Services’ Smart Start program provides low-income working families help with childcare expenses. Our Family Engagement Coordinator can help you navigate the various programs you may be eligible for, such as CCAP and CPP. 

Contact:
Ligia Bonilla, Family Engagement Coordinator
970-319-4211
ligia.bonilla@pitkincounty.com

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