We currently have provider slots open for our expanding program!
What is the Home Network of the Pikes Peak Region?
The Home Network of the Pikes Peak Region is a shared services program designed to support quality early care and education (ECE) in family child care businesses. Our members are committed to high-quality services and contribute to the growth and success of the field of ECE.
The Home Network is a project of Early Connections Learning Centers. Early Connections has a long history of quality services to children and families. We believe all families should have good choices when selecting child care for their children and know best what kind of early learning will meet the needs of their children. High quality centers and homes in a well-supported network provides good options for families.
Who will benefit from the program?
High Quality Care
We know you’re dedicated to providing the highest quality care in your family child care business. The Home Network of the Pikes Peak Region is your connection for individual professional development and personalized business consultation.
Support & Coaching
Home Network of the Pikes Peak Region provides on-site coaching in establishing sound business practices and providing high quality ECE to children. Home Network members have access to an equipment lending library, enrollment services, and other supports, depending on membership level.
Agreements for the Basic, Development and Advanced Levels will be for one year: July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015 and July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Agreements for the Progressive Level will be November 1, 2013-October 31, 2014 and in one year increments thereafter. These levels focus on CDA, NAFCC Accreditation, an Assessment System and Early Head Start/Head Start partnerships.
|Support||Acquiring the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential||Acquiring the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) accreditation||Using the Teaching Strategies GOLD Child assessment system||Working in partnership to serve Early Head Start/enrolled children on site|
|Financial||$425 towards application fee
$320 towards substitute care during day time training’s for 3 months
|$835 towards application fee includes NAFCC membership & Packet||$500 towards new computer
$800 towards ProCare Child Management System
|$9.50 per day to you each month for enrolled children
$100-150 for supplies each month
|Professional Development, Training & Education||Up to 120 clock hours to reach the requirements of the credential & to go over programs process||Monthly training opportunities to reach 90 clock hours required & to go over program process||Monthly training to understand & use Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment system||Monthly training opportunities in programs, curriculum, CPR, first aid, OSHA & more
Higher education opportunities offered
|On-Site Coaching||Monthly individual on-site coaching||Monthly individual on-site coaching||Monthly individual on-site coaching||Twice monthly individual on-site coaching|
|Materials||Lending Library to set up your environment||Lending Library to set up your environment||Lending Library to set up your environment||Lending Library to set up your environment, curriculum materials|