The Early Childhood Colorado Information Clearinghouse (ECCIC) is one part of the effort to carry out the vision of the Early Childhood Colorado Framework , which is that all Colorado children will be valued, healthy, and thriving. This website was developed by a multitude of partners across the Colorado early childhood community (including the Lt. Governor's early childhood team, who led the development of the ECC Framework), and is hosted by the Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy at the University of Denver. It is the vision of the developers that ECCIC be a one-stop-shop for all Coloradans* to access resources, services, and information related to young children and the people who care for them.
ECCIC was first established in 2008. Visits to the website increased quickly, and stakeholders made use of the feature to add their own resources and information. It became apparent that we needed better ways of organizing the resources so that the people who need them can easily find them. Thus, ECCIC was re-released in January of 2010 with newly improved search functionality. If you are familiar with the earlier version, all the same resources that were available to you still are.
We encourage you to explore this website to learn more about the resources and information gathered here. Our "audience pages" (Parents and Family , Providers and Educators , and Community Members and Stakeholders ), which are orange tabs at the very top of any page, are a good place to start for common issues and topics of interest to these groups.
Thank you for your investment in the thriving development of your child or grandchild, the children you serve, or the broad community of children and families across Colorado.
*Please note ECCIC is supported by the Marsico Family Foundation as well as many hours volunteered by members of the DU community.Please see our website policies for information about allowable membership and uploading.
Email us: mail@EarlyChildhoodColorado.org