Healthy Child Care Colorado

A nonprofit organization

$4,536 raised by 28 donors

45% complete

$10,000 Goal

Healthy Child Care Colorado is the most trusted source in Colorado for health and safety in child care and we serve as the hub for early childhood professionals. We rely on your support to sustain this work and expand our technical assistance and grant offerings.

Testimonials

"HCCC has been both an anchor and a life raft and I’ve loved working with you in my role as a rural Child Care Health Consultant. I don’t know how you do all the work you do on so many levels and with so many facets, and always with a smile and friendly, open manner - you are simply amazing! All the best to the wonderful team at HCCC!" (CCHC & Local Public Health Department Staff) 

“The biggest success is the immediate change in the children's behavior! We implemented a lot of the strategies we learned from this class and they are starting to work and the children are loving the changes we are making!” (Pyramid Training Project Participant)

"Something I would love to say about the BFCC is: It was amazing to see how many providers are already doing most of the work as an advocate for breastfeeding. Many providers simply needed a bit more direction in order to understand how to complete their support for families to fidelity and close the circle to help breastfeeding moms who are returning to the workplace. The handful of providers I assisted with were so excited to be recognized through Healthy Child Care Colorado for the work they do." (BFCC Advisor)

"I wanted to say thank you to HCCC for helping guide centers and providers through this pandemic. HCCC has been an integral part of our center reopening and staying open along with educating the community. I have received continuous information from the Huddles that has helped our program and I share this information with other programs in the community. So, thank you for everything that you are doing! We are so fortunate to have so many organizations leading the charge in Colorado." (Child Care Center in Routt County)

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Mission

Our mission is to build safe, supportive, and healthy early childhood settings and systems where children and professionals learn and grow.

We promote and support best practices by providing grants, professional development experiences, technical assistance, and advocacy. We focus on four priority areas: obesity prevention, social and emotional well-being, oral health, and injury prevention.

See our Annual Reports here: https://healthychildcareco.org/about/our-impact/

Background Statement

Healthy Child Care Colorado arose out of the Healthy Child Care America initiative that began in the 1990s with support from the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration; the Child Care Bureau, Administration for Children and Families; the American Academy of Pediatrics; and the American Public Health Association. These partners recognized the potential to positively impact the health and safety of children in early childhood settings throughout the country.

Colorado stakeholders recognized the importance of collaboration, so the Colorado Children's Hospital, the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Qualistar worked together to build Healthy Child Care Colorado. The founding organizations serve on the Healthy Child Care Colorado Steering Committee along with new partners.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Healthy Child Care Colorado

Year Established

2019

Tax id (EIN)

84-0685056

Category

Education

Organization Size

Medium Organization

Address

2246 Irving Street
Denver, CO 80211

Headquarters

2246 Irving Street
Denver, CO 80211

Service areas

CO, US

Phone

303-339-6800

Other

303-339-6801

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