Develop a Broomfield County integrated system of care that promotes the health and well-being of young children, their families, and their providers.
Broomfield Early Childhood Council started with an Early Childhood Council Systems grant for July 2007 - June 2009. Broomfield Health and Human Services was the fiscal agent who helped to manage the grant and dedicated key personnel to being the process to seat the Council. In March 2008, a small group of individuals began to meet and initiate the formation of the Broomfield Early Childhood Council (BECC).
In 2011, the BECC changed fiscal hosts to Bal Swan Children's Center. An MOU and a partnership was formed through mutual respect and understanding for the bigger picture of improving quality, accessibility, and capacity of early childhood services and supports. Through the partnership at Bal Swan, BECC was able to function independently and use non-profit status to propel the mission into the community.
In 2013, the Council (along with other Councils around the State) was charged with implementing the new system of Colorado Shines in order to increase the quality in early child care and learning. The Council shifted from indirect, system building work only into direct service and working with licensed providers to increase quality and capacity of our early childhood teachers.
As the Council has grew in partnership, size, and scope, the funding also increased. Current funding includes: Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado Department of Education, Temple Hoyne Buell, Rotary, and Rose Community Foundation.
In 2015, BECC gained a 501c3 nonprofit corporation status. Structures were set in place to have an accounting system, bylaws, employee structure and strategic plan.
In the coming years, the BECC hopes to maintain quality improvement support and sustain the partnerships in order to create an environment where all children are valued, healthy, and thriving.
"BECC provides an exceptional partnership for teachers to connect, learn activities and support early learning." ~Patti Willardson, Bal Swan Children's Center
"BECC supports our work as a Family Resource Center for families and early childhood to our population of low income residents" ~ Dayna Scott, Broomfield FISH
"The Council has helped us reach a level 5 in Colorado Shines and support our work in delivering high quality child care to our children." ~Anita Pacheco, A New Generation