ECCLPS is a collaborative system that promotes and values high quality early care and education opportunities for children birth to eight and their families in Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick Counties.
ECCLPS is an early childhood system where families are valued and children are healthy and thriving that recognizes and supports the availability and accessibility of quality early childhood services by
The Council Partners have used many tools to create a strategic plan that encompasses all three of our Counties and include each domian. We used the community Assessment often in finding what resources and information we have available in each County, and where we need to improve. We are doing some wonderful things for families in Logan, Phillips & Sedgwick.
Role of Early Childood Council
If you look at the graphic below, you see that the Child and Family are centered in the middle and there are 4 “domain” circles surrounding them. All are connected and need each other’s support to hold up the Child and Family circle. Like an umbrella we need the surrounding shields to keep us dry, the main stick would not work. By building the Early Childhood System for Logan, Phillips and Sedgwick counties we are ensuring that our children are supported by all aspects they need for a secure and thriving future.
According to authorizing legislation (HB07-1062), it is the role of Early Childhood Councils to “improve and sustain the availability, accessibility, capacity, and quality of early childhood service for children and families throughout the state.”
Partners across Colorado utilize Early Childhood Councils to embrace the vision of a comprehensive, connected network of resources and services in order to impact positive outcomes for young children and their families. This collective vision is illustrated in the Early Childhood Colorado Framework brochure. The systems-building work of the EC Councils is focused around eight goal areas that include: