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Early Childhood Partners Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: To educate, cultivate and integrate all who care for young children by supporting families and early learning environments in our community so that every child can thrive.

Results: Provide information to parents and teachers about child care and child development. Improve the quality of early childhood services available to families in our community. Increase public awareness about the importance of high quality early childhood care and child development.

Target demographics: children

Geographic areas served: Eagle County

Programs: Coaching and Consulting, Parenting Classes, Professional Development Activities, Community Outreach for Child Find, and helping Children with Challenging Behaviors.

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are currently taking the "Incredible Years" parenting class from Early Childhood Partners, and we are so thrilled that this class is being offered in our community! We are learning invaluable tools for our family and can see a positive change in the way we parent, and also a positive change in our kids behavior! We are so appreciative of the awesome instructors and their knowledge! We know we are getting great advice and amazing help on this journey of parenthood!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really recomend this program, is really helpfull. Show me a lot of good tools to be a better parent, help me understand my child. Teach you a better way to address situacions in life. I am a first time mom and i did learn a lot from this program. But i saw parent the has 2 or more kida also and the program and they say was helpfull for them too.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I are taking the "Incredible Years" parenting class from Early Childhood Partners; it has been life changing and permanently altered our home life in how we interact with our children and each other. We have learned so many important skills from this talented and supportive team that has answered our many questions and given us a new direction that can only improve the relationship we have with our children and positively influence their future. We are so thankful to have this parenting advice and leadership available to us!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a preschool teacher in Eagle County. The help I have received in my classroom and with many of my kids has been life changing, they have always treated me and my school with respect. Their knowledge and assistance in the early childhood department is extensive, I always feel like they can assist me with any problem or concern.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the director of the Vail Child Care Center. I have been working with Early Childhood Partners for several years. Their partnership has helped me tremendously in providing a high quality program not only for our children and their families, but also a quality, pride-filled environment for the staff. They have helped me in so many ways; such as, to prepare for the Qualistar Rating, to assist me in writing quality improvement grants, to enhance my staff training, to provide social/emotional support, to inform us about available grants, to provideus with materials for the classroom and/or for parents, to provide parenting trainings. They even attend and support our fundraising activities. My 'partner' in Early Childhood Partners has been there for me whenever a need arises. I truly could not do what I do without her support.
Cindy Lagace

Client Served

Rating: 4

My husband and I are taking the Incredible Early Years parenting class. I have found the class very helpful to educate me on effective parenting strategies for my 3 year old son. Parents don't always know what our kids are and aren't capable of and this class helps us understand this. It also helps parents to see what other families are dealing with and know that we aren't alone. Parenting doesn't require any education but it should and this program is a great class in fulfilling that need!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have a wonderful daughter who was displaying some really challenging behaivor. I took the incredible years parenting class (2X), which was very helpful in developing skills for the entire family to use. Also, I was able to untilize the early childhood partners program to access an entire team of professionals. These individuals provided my family with several tools to use in helping my daughter to manage her emotional skills, therefore allowing her to move through all situations in life with ease. We are so thankful for this program and all it has done for our family!

Pavan K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I took a series of parenting classes with Early Childhood Partners. We found it to be relaxed, comfortable, and very informative. We learned a lot from the teachers, but also found it to be a great venue to discuss issues and brainstorm solutions with classmates. The teachers made a great team, and seemed to enjoy teaching the class.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Early Childhood Partners, and in particular, the “Incredible Years” parenting class they put on is phenomenal. We are 6 weeks into the 14 week class and, already, they have fundamentally changed the way my wife and I look at parenting our sometimes-challenging 3 year old son. We always prided ourselves as being loving and nurturing parents but this class and the experienced instructors have provided us with greater tools and understanding which has allowed us to focus more on an ounce of prevention rather than a pound of cure (i.e. effective punishment…which was my original motivation for attending the class in the first place). By applying lessons learned in the class we’ve improved our relationship with our son and with each other. Not to mention, because of the class, we strongly feel as though we are better helping our son to have improved success as he continues to navigate life’s challenges. Thank you Emily & Julia!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Eagle Valley Child Care Association has worked with Early Childhood Partners for over 10 years. Annually, director staff meet with Early Childhood Partners to identify goals and mentoring needs at individual sites. Consultants work directly with our teachers and mentor them to find solutions to address environmental issues in the classroom and develop strategies for working with individual children who need more support in the classroom. In addition, their staff works with our teachers on cutting edge classroom management techniques and social emotional skills. This has led to a confident reciprocal mentoring relationship which continually surfaces as quality early childhood classroom environments and effective teaching in our classrooms.

Thank you,
Amy Drummet, Executive Director, Eagle Valley Child Care Association
Lindsey Simmonds, Director, Miller Ranch Child Care Center
Cindy Lagace, Director, Vail Child Care Center

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The support and resources Early Childhood Partners Inc has provided to our community has been absolutely invaluable! As a veteran Kindergarten Teacher of 10 years, I strongly believe in early childhood and early childhood intervention, and ECP not only meets, but exceeds all of its goals of increasing "quality in all early childhood environments with a focus on improving social and emotional skills in children, teachers, caregivers, and families." From their parenting classes, to programs for new mothers, and from their professional development or support of early childhood providers, to their coaching and consultation, ECP has proven itself to be an incredible asset to this community