ECPAC partners came together to identify top priorities to address to improve systems and policies to better support young children and their families. ECPAC dove deep into these priorities to determine next steps. Find out more: ECPAC EC and Family Policy Report.2019
According to the Colorado Health Institutes’ Risk, Reach, and Resources Report (2018) Adams County has the highest concentration of young children at risk for social-emotional concerns. We are fortunate to have all of the available state funded programming to help prevent these concerns, however the investment into these programs is not enough to address the need. ECPAC works with all 11 programs to help ensure families have access and to advocate for additional resources.
ECPAC was the local implementation community for Project LAUNCH from 2014-2019. Many successes were achieved, leading to new programming and new partnerships to continue to promote the wellness of young children from birth to 8 years by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral aspects of their development. Project LAUNCH 2014-2019 Final Report. Some of the work from Project LAUNCH was also highlighted in Zero to Three: ZeroToThree.CareNavigation
ECPAC supports efforts to enhance systems, increase access to services, support high quality child care and preschool, improve family’s knowledge and skills towards responsive parenting, and provide professional development towards high quality services. Learn more about the impact of this work: Stories of Impact 2018; Stories of Impact 2018 (Spanish);