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ECEA Child Care Update INDEX

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

We know it's hard to find which update had which content. We will make that easy for you to access from this index. It will be updated weekly with any new content. Only the updates are indexed. Click on the updates date and it will take you there!

  • UPK Matching ends 11/6, etc.

  • CDEC Updates on Budget requests, 2024 regulatory agenda, Head Start, UPK Quality Standards, CDEC Strategic Plan....Universal Child Care!?!

  • Election Update

  • New Fire Code Violation

  • NEWS to Know about

  • Connect to Health silver plans

The data capacity of state funded Pre-K programs across the US

  • Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jared Polis and state education leaders over rollout of universal preschool program.

  • Community Based Center/Preschool Concerns Survey Results


  • DEADLINE TO PROVIDE INPUT for Federal CCDF Regulations is 8/28/23!!

  • An avalanche of news this week

  • Child Care Immunization resources

  • For 100% Participation of 4 Year Olds (UPK) How Many More Slots Would Your County Need?

  • Colorado ECE Educator Loan Forgiveness

  • What ECEA is Saving Business Owners in 2023

  • Pyramid Plus Approach --Registration open for Sept-Nov class

  • Industry News

  • Let's Catch Up on routine vaccines

  • Family Child Care Home Facilities Improvement Grant

  • CDEC Meeting with ECEA for UPK Clarity

  • Final Round of E & E Grants now open!

  • CDEC Hires A New Deputy Executive Director

  • Industry News

  • Pyramid Plus Approach, now through ECEA

  • Strategic Plan Engagement Opportunity

  • A month before universal preschool starts, Colorado is backpedaling on a major funding promise (CO Sun article)

  • ERC Stimulus fund totals from trusted vendor

  • UPK provider registration deadline

  • UPK payment schedule and details

  • 3 year old mini-contract

  • CDEC 2023-24 Performance Plan

  • FAMLI claims-backdated?

  • FREE Director Coaching Support-members!

  • PDG Birth-5 Federal Funding AT RISK--ACTION ITEM by July 31

  • Industry News

  • Colorado's Paid Sick Leave Law EXPANDS August 7th

  • June 12 - July 2, Data Tracking Openings/Closures

  • Why Membership MATTERS!!

  • CDEC Changes Department Policy for UPK and Will Pay for Enrollments NOT Slots in August.

  • Colorado UPK- Additional Hours Child Eligibility Updates email

  • UPK Parent Notification of 15 Hours Only email


  • EQIT Course List for 2023

  • FAMLI premiums deadline

  • Grant Cycle Opening in August For Companies to do Onsite or Near Site Child Care

  • New CDEC Rule Tracker

  • Property Tax Update

  • ECLC Annual Report

  • UPK Update

  • Stabilization Grant Reminder

  • Proposed Federal CCDG Rules that can make a difference!

  • May - June Open/Closure Statewide numbers

  • Mandated Reporter Requirements---tell us about their impact on you and your business.

  • Pending Rule sets open for public comment

  • FAMLI rules

  • UPK Quality Standard feedback---due Friday, 6/30

  • Small Business Accelerated Growth training/grant

  • Home and Neighborhood Youth Organization Rules open for public comment

  • UPK Updates

  • 2022-23 Governor Polis Priorities

  • CAFCP for Qualified Exempt homes

  • Colorado Shines Survey

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