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EXPERIENCE ELBERT COUNTY EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL

"The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out." Bill Gates, Sr

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WHO WE ARE

Here at Elbert County Early Childhood Council, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our mission is to ensure that Elbert County is a
community of well-rounded, happy, healthy, educated children and families. The council is made up of members from our community; including principles, preschool directors, nurses, early childhood mental health specialists, specialists working with children and families with disabilities or in need of additional support, along with others dedicated to helping the youngest members of our community.

 

WHAT WE DO

As an early childhood system, ECECC's strategies address four critical areas:

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FAMILY SUPPORT AND PARENT EDUCATION

Families are the first and best teachers of young children. It is imperative they better understand what their community has to offer them. ECECC serves as a resource to families to increase their awareness of available community services to "link" them to appropriate information, programs, and services.

Preschool Teacher and Students

EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION

The care and education of young children must be of the highest quality to support healthy growth and development. ECECC collaborates with educational facilities and childcare professionals to ensure knowledge and understanding of what children need to be ready to succeed in school.

 
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HEALTH

The health and safety of children is critical to their well-being and development. Children require nutritious meals and snacks, everyday opportunities to play outdoors and be physically active, plenty of rest and relaxation, and protection from harmful elements. ECECC partners with local health organizations and professionals to ensure that children have adequate access to the preventative health services they need.

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SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND MENTAL HEALTH

Children's mental health is a key indicator of a child's ability to maintain self-control, build positive relationships with others, and to achieve success in school and life. ECECC links with local mental health service providers to ensure that children and families have access to appropriate mental health screenings and services.

 
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“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning.”

Mr. Rogers

 
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Casey Jones Pavilion
Dec 21, 2019, 10:00 AM
Casey Jones Pavilion, 4189 CO-86, Elizabeth, CO 80107, USA
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CONTACT ELBERT COUNTY EARLY CHILDHOOD COUNCIL

PO Box 2262 Elizabeth, CO 80107

903.744.2928

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