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Colorado Dept of Education Early Childhood Professional Development

Resources Directory
Colorado Organizations
National Organizations
Curriculum Websites
Health Websites
Development and
Membership Organizations
Information Clearinghouses
Regulatory Websites

Early Childhood Clearinghouse Site


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Colorado Organizations: Links to local professional organizations such as Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) and Colorado Association of Family Child Care (CAFCC).

National Organizations: Links to organizations working at the national level.

Curriculum Web Sites: Information about Montessori, High/Scope and other teaching methods.

Health Web Sites: Links to organizations dedicated to child health and safety.

Professional Development and Membership Organizations' Web Sites: Links to organizations that strengthen the early childhood workforce.

Regulatory Web Sites: Information about the regulatory agencies in the United States.

Information Clearinghouses: Links to organizations specializing in early childhood information.

Coaching Resources from the Colorado Coaching Consortium

The Colorado Coaching Consortium actively promotes excellence in and opportunities for early childhood coaching, while strengthening collaboration among all stakeholders.

Other Coaching Resources

  • This CASEinPoint includes an operational definition of coaching practices based on research in the human learning, professional development, and help giving practices fields. The definition of coaching focuses on the relationship between the characteristics of coaching practices and intended consequences, as well as the processes that are used to produce desired changes. The characteristics of coaching are described to illustrate how coaching strengthens and builds the capacity of a parent or colleague to improve existing abilities, develop new skills, and gain a deeper understanding of evidence-based practices.
  • Leadership, Mentoring, and Coaching Opportunities in Colorado - This document provides detailed information about the numerous leadership, mentoring and coaching opportunities in Colorado.

  • Coaching in Early Childhood - This website provides information and resources related to how to use evidence-based practices to provide supports to families within the context of their natural learning environments.

  • The Center for the Advanced Study of Excellence (CASE) in Early Childhood and Family Support Practices is an applied research institue located at the Family, Infant and Preschool Program, J Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, Morganton, North Carolina.  CASE staff conduct applied research studies, analyze extant databases, and develop and implement strategies to promote practitioners' and parents' adoption and use of practices informed by research findings. Research and practice at CASE are guided by conceptual and methodological frameworks emphasizing the enhancement and promotion of child, parent, and family competence and confidence in a manner consistent with a family-centered philosophy.



Early Childhood Professional Development Team at the Colorado Department of Education
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