December 2019
Connections in Early Childhood
Broomfield Early Childhood Council
News & Events
During the miraculous time that is Christmas, may you see through he eyes of a child, experience the wonder of love, and truly enjoy all that the season has to offer.

~Season's Greetings to all our friends and family~
Upcoming Events
Preschool and Community Resource Fair
Join us to showcase your service or to learn more about what our resources are in Broomfield! Open to all! No entrance fee.
February 15, 2020 | 10am - 1pm
Broomfield Community Center, 280 Lamar
Reserve a spot for your preschool or program to participate, email us at

Confident Parenting Classes, starting January
We will be hosting a Confident Parenting class for all Broomfield residents! Open to any Broomfield resident with a preschooler 2-5 years old. Email us at for more information on when classes start and how to enroll!

Early Childhood Education continuous learning, PDIS workshop
Learn the basics of recording your education and training hours through Professional Development Information System, upload your information on the spot! January 22nd, 6:30-8pm at 6 Garden Center, Broomfield. Register by clicking here.

Mental Health Training Day!
It's coming! We'll have a two session training to talk about trauma informed care and co-regulation. This is stuff you NEED TO KNOW as a human and helping to raise children! Click here to be on our exclusive Coming Up List , we will let you now FIRST when registration is open!

Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care, Spring Cohort
Anyone who wants to learn about high quality infant and toddler care can attend this interactive course. Lead by credentialed instructors with the option to have onsite coaching to support implementation of practices.
Begins January 28th. Register here!
Professional Development for all Early Childhood Careers
Looking for a gift for your staff? Send them to Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference!
The 2020 Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference will have over 150 sessions in 11 different tracks. There is something for everyone interested in early childhood!

Register early to reserve your spot in popular sessions from organizations like Conscious Discipline, the Denver Art Museum, and the National Wildlife Federation. Click here to register early.

Interested in starting your own family home child care?

The BECC has some funds to support setting up and starting your own licensed child care home! We have already helped a local Broomfield resident re-license and can help you navigate this system; it can be complex and difficult.

Sue Lohmiller will meet with you and review all the items you need to move forward to have a bonafide state licensed home for child care! Email us here at
Resources & Information
Broomfield Resource Guide
Be sure to bookmark this online resource guide to support families and neighbors with a one stop shop in accessible Broomfield resources!

Transportation, Health Care, Child Services, Emergency Assistance, Adult & Senior Services

Support our local community this season!
Broomfield is a unique and close community! Help us to support families in need this season! A Precious Child and FISH give gifts and food to families who cannot afford it this year. Please support these agencies and look to what they are needing most.
Needs Assessment & Strategic Planning
BECC is starting a new Needs Assessment as we move through the Strategic Planning process. What does this mean? We need YOU! We need you for focus groups, surveys, and how we can help you to achieve your mission as an organization that supports early childhood! Please email us here if you know you'd like to participate OR if you would like to be a part of the work group in developing the plans!
Article: The Cost of Child Care
Why Child Care is so Ridiculously Expensive
By Derek Thompson, originally published November 26, 2019 Atlantic
Parents spent more on education, toys, and games. But nothing grew faster than per-child spending on child care, which increased by a factor of 21—or approximately 2,000 percent-between 1970-2000's.... READ MORE
Committees and Projects
BECC Ongoing Activities
Directors Roundtable:
January 9th from 4-6pm
Location, Adams 12 Conference Center, 1500 E. 128th Ave, Thornton.
Topics: Credentialing into Level III - ECT qualified. Licensing Specialist Aleece Totum to represent and answer questions.

Health and Wellness meetings:
Please note new meeting times and location!
Thursday, January 9 at 8am
6 Garden Center, Broomfield
Topics: We are discussing mental health integration and community wide developmental screenings

Family Engagement:
January 21st, 10am
Broomfield Library, 3 Community Park Drive
Topics: Social/Emotional Parenting and securing resources for families

Needs Assessment/Strategic Planning work group:
Small work group to support the early childhood needs assessment. This work will help to identify some of the greatest needs in early childhood and build our strategic plan and process for the next three years! Please email, to be involved.