Our Vision

The Vision of the Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley is that…
“We envision a community where all members prioritize and invest in our children to build a thriving society.”

Our Mission

“is to strengthen the local system of early childhood care and education through research, advocacy, policy, and innovative practice.”

Our Approach

As the hub of early childhood efforts in the SLV, we build community awareness and engagement; disseminate information and resources; provide professional development and coaching create leadership opportunities; secure funding facilitate collaborative partnerships; build community capacity; and advocate for needed change.

What’s Happening

We are so excited to share with you our Parents as Teachers Family Night for December – the last for 2019! We had Story Time with Elf on the Shelf night. It was a wonderful turnout! We had close to 50 children and around 30+ adults. Our very own Early Childhood Council staff member; Veronica Cisneros did a great job with the Rhythm and movement activity and the Read Aloud.  The book was Grumpy Bird – from the Story Walk; downtown Alamosa! Check it out when you have the chance, and the weather warms up!

We want to thank all of Azeneth Heredia and the PAT Educators that teamed up to make the event so fun and
Dylan Brown – the Elf – for coming and making these wonderful memories for the families that came!

For more information on the Parents as Teachers Program, click here.

What’s New on Our Website…

The following items have been added to our website.

ECC Resource Guide 2019
Our Recently Updated ECC Resource Guide has been added to our Resources Page under Community Partners. We hope you will check it out. If you would like a hard copy, please contact our office at 719-937-4010 or email us.

Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley Service Area Map 2019
We have added a new page to our website that offers a map of our service area and other areas within our state. This can be found under the Our Work Tab on the ECCSLV Service Area Page.

SLV Home Visiting Coalition Program Brochure 2019
We have just added our New, Updated SLV Home Visiting Coalition Program Brochure. High Quality Home Visitation Programs are available! Every family is unique with different family members, different cultures & values, and different needs. We are fortunate in the San Luis Valley to have several prenatal/early childhood home visitation programs that fit the needs of families in different ways. See our programs by clicking the above link or find it on our Parent Support and Training page under the Parents & Families tab along with other great resources.

In the News…Recent Articles

Senate Bill 19-063

Senate Bill 19-063: Concerning a Strategic Action Plan to Address Infant and Family Child Care Home Shortages in Colorado Background Licensed infant care [...]

ECCSLV Newsletters

ECCSLV Newsletter May 17, 2019

Working in Early Childhood Education Welcome from the Executive Director Dear Community Supporter: On Saturday, May 18, Head Start will turn 54 years old! [...]

Getting it Right For Our Babies

State of Babies Yearbook: 2019

The 2019 Resource Guide is Available Now! Click here to to view it.