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Home Network of the Pikes Peak Region

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?

  • current or new Family Child Care Providers in the community
  • providers interested in efficient business practices
  • providers aspiring to be part of a system that supports their needs and the needs of the families and children they serve

Our goals:

  • to build quality along a continuum that meets the needs of Family Child Care Providers with varying levels of experience
  • to provide continuous quality improvement and professional development
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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.

Interested in more information about joining our team? Call 719.632.1754 x1006.

Membership Levels
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.

Basic Development Advanced Progressive
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
Monthly Fee
$25 $25 $50 $75
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