About the Chaffee County Early Childhood Council (CCECC)
Chaffee County Early Childhood Council (CCECC) is a group of local agencies and individuals, including parents and professional in the areas of health, mental health, child care and education, committed to working together to support parents and caregivers. In all there are 35 active members. The Council was established with funding from a multi-year grant through the Colorado Department of Education.
The Council has an elected Chair, Steering Committee, and working groups that focus on each of our strategic goals. The Council provides regular electronic communication on early childhood issues and activities. Sign up for our e-list here. Interested in joining our efforts? Contact us at 530-5374 or by e-mail.
Provide a caring collaborative system of affordable, quality services for all children prenatal to age 8 and their families.
The children and families of our community are nurtured and thriving.
The CCCECC focuses on four main areas of work and eight goals, which were developed through many years of research and practical application.
Four main areas of work:
Early Care and Education
Parent Information and Family Support
Quality and Standards
Parent and Family Engagement
Professional & Workforce Development
Funding and Finance
Our Strategic Goals
Based upon a countywide Early Childhood Community Assessment conducted by the Council, the following goals for serving young children were established:
–Provide quality screening for early identification children’s needs prenatal to age eight
–Expand affordable quality early care to ensure school readiness
–Increase awareness, understanding, and use of available resources for children and families in order to promote children’s healthy growth and development
–Develop an effective and sustainable early childhood council that achieves our vision and mission