ECCLPS mission is a collaborative system that promotes and values high-quality early care and education opportunities for children birth to eight and their families in Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick Counties.
Early childhood champions in the Northeast corner of Colorado utilize the Early Childhood Council of Logan, Phillips, and Sedgwick counties (ECCLPS) to embrace the model of a comprehensive, connected network of resources and services in order to impact positive outcomes for young children and their families. The statewide effort of Councils is focused around eight goal areas that include: Program Quality, Program Availability, Parent and Family Engagement, Professional Development, Public Engagement, Accountability, Organizational Structure and Funding/Finance. With the guidance of Colorado Framework that includes the 3 domains: Learning & Development, Health & Well-Being and Family Support & Parent Education we believe that our collaboration will ultimately lead to increased results for our children and families. ECCLPS completed a detailed early childhood community assessment, created a three year strategic plan, and recommitted ourselves to the improvement of a flawless early childhood system for our children and their families. ECCLPS was established in 1997 and recognized as a 501(c) 3 in November 2007.
"ECCLPS is a valuable resource for childcare providers in Sterling and surrounding communities. The council provides resources for those looking to become licensed providers. They offer guidance in this process for family childcare home providers as well as assisting with credentialing for staff in preschools and centers.
The ECCLPS office is instrumental in helping childcare providers meet their educational requirements. They offer many classes and trainings throughout the year that helps providers obtain hours for renewal. They also offer scholarships for those seeking to further their education in the early childhood field. The council also helps parents who are searching for childcare, which in turn, helps providers keep their homes filled.
I have received one-on-one personal technical assistance from the council. They have helped me work through new programs and have shown me how to use these to my benefit and develop professionally.
I have been fortunate to receive quality improvement resource grants offered by the council. These grants help me maintain the high quality I hope to achieve in my home by making it possible to add to or replace the items needed for childcare.
As a childcare provider, I know the council is a phone call or e-mail away and the staff is always willing to help me in any way I might need. ECCLPS is a very valuable resource to our community."
~Experienced Licensed Family Childcare Provider
"I strongly support the Early Childhood Council Logan, Phillips, Sedgwick (ECCLPS). I have worked as an Early Childhood Professional in Logan County for 35 years, and have been a part of the Council since its beginning. Throughout the years I have watched it grow into a wonderful informative, support and leader for providers, children, and their families. They continue to strive to better the quality of services provided to all by offering support, resources, and training not just to providers but families. They are a leader in speaking up for our counties at the State level. The individuals who make up this Council truly believe in what they do. They are always trying to keep Early Childhood at the forefront and in the public's eye. They are extremely supportive of providers and recognize the dedication and hard work it takes to work with children and families. Please support them in recognizing the future of our children and the care they receive."
"ECCLPS has been a great asset to our program. They have helped guide our teachers to focus on quality when setting up their classrooms. They have helped our teachers improve effective teacher-student interactions as a primary ingredient of high-quality early educational experiences.
By providing monthly evening training for teachers they keep them informed on what is new and upcoming for the field. These trainings help teachers to meet on-going continuing education requirements.
The council deserves all the support that they get to continue to provide services for teachers and caregivers of our youngest citizens."
"ECCLPS is a leader in hosting events in the community for the Week of the Young Child each year. This year's event was a huge success at the rec center. Over 150 children from the surrounding area were treated to a FREE swim day, games, crafts and rootbeer floats! Our family had a great time and we can't wait for next year's event!"
~Parent of Children Ages 4, 6 & 8