Senate Bill 19-063

By |2019-12-09T15:04:03-07:00December 9th, 2019|Articles, Uncategorized|

Senate Bill 19-063: Concerning a Strategic Action Plan to Address Infant and Family Child Care Home Shortages in Colorado Background Licensed infant care has been decreasing since 2010. Additionally, family child care homes, sometimes the only accessible care option for families, have been declining for years. The loss of family child care homes [...]

We Have Moved!

By |2019-05-17T14:22:56-06:00February 28th, 2019|Articles|

The location of our offices has changed!  We will be operating out of 401 Santa Fe Ave. in Alamosa.  Our new office buildings are just east of the Rodeway Inn (formerly the Holiday Inn).  We are excited for this new transition and will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony and Open House soon.  Stay tuned! [...]

Promoting Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health

By |2018-02-05T10:43:19-07:00February 5th, 2018|Articles|

Social, emotional and behavioral health begins at birth and lays a foundation for children to: Manage Emotions Have Positive Relationships Resolve Conflicts Peacefully Take Care of Others What is Social-Emotional Development The process of learning these social and emotional skills begins at birth, as infants build attachments and trust with caregivers, learn how to calm [...]

The Case for Science-Based Innovation in Early Childhood

By |2017-01-05T23:38:58-07:00September 11th, 2016|Articles|

Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., describes the mission of the Center on the Developing Child and its vision for using science to innovate in the early childhood field and fundamentally change the lives of children facing adversity. For more information about the Center on the Developing Child, please visit:

It’s Not Good Enough

By |2017-01-05T23:38:58-07:00September 5th, 2016|Articles|

From ExchangeEveryDay Contributed by Christine Kiewra August 10, 2016 "How do we take the best of what we're doing right now and say, in a constructive way, 'It's not good enough'?"  That's the question that Jack Shonkoff, Director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, poses in a new, 3-minute video. The [...]

2016 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! Report: First Back-to-Back Decline in Child Poverty Rate in More than a Decade

By |2017-01-05T23:38:59-07:00April 11th, 2016|Articles|

By Tara Manthey A declining child poverty rate is among several important indicators of child well-being that are improving in Colorado, according to the 2016 KIDS COUNT in Colorado! report. The drop in the poverty rate in 2014 marks the first consecutive decline in more than a decade. However, disparities in well-being persist and improvements [...]