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Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care Initiative


The Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care (EQ) Initiative is a collaboration between the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care. Our primary goal is to increase the quality and availability of responsive care for infants and toddlers throughout Colorado by:

  • Strengthening the skills and knowledge base of Early Childhood professionals working with infants and toddlers
  • Building capacity and promoting systemic change to foster increased quality and availability of care and services
  • Supporting leadership and collaboration at the community level
  • Facilitating professional development for infant toddler professionals, particularly those who are teaching or coaching infant toddler teachers

The New EQ Initiative

The Expanding Quality in Infant/Toddler Care (EQ) Initiative moved to the Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood (OEC) on July 1, 2017. The move supports greater alignment with other quality program supports and grant opportunities offered through the Office of Early Childhood. More information can be found on the new EQ Initiative webpage

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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