[mk_page_section bg_image=”/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/providers-banner.jpg” bg_color=”#f9a01b” bg_position=”left center” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” video_color_mask=”#f9a01b” min_height=”300″ padding_top=”30″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″][vc_column][mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h1″ color=”#ffffff” size=”60″ force_font_size=”true” size_tablet=”40″ size_phone=”36″ margin_top=”50″ font_family=”none” align=”center” animation=”scale-up”]Home Network – For Providers[/mk_fancy_title][/vc_column][/mk_page_section][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][mk_fancy_title size=”30″ margin_bottom=”5″ font_family=”none”]Home Network of the Pikes Peak Region[/mk_fancy_title][vc_column_text]We currently have provider slots open for our expanding program![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]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.

[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4859″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][mk_fancy_title size=”30″ margin_bottom=”5″ font_family=”none”]Interested in more information about joining our team? Call 719.632.1754 x1014.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Home Network of the Pikes Peak Region is partially funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Our Home Network Providers offer families high-quality choices of child care settings and meet the needs of parents with non-traditional work schedules.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4849″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Each Home Network Provider is licensed by the State of Colorado and offers engaging and stimulating environments, well-planned learning opportunities, nutritious meals and affordable choices to families with children ages infant through school age. Our Home Network Providers are trained in child development, certified in First Aid and CPR and, in many cases, offer care during weekends and at night to accommodate parents with varied work schedules.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Photos and more information can be seen here: Child Care in the Home Network

For more information on enrolling your child with a Home Network Provider, please contact our Enrollment Director at (719) 632-1754 x1001 or enrollment@earlyconnections.org.

Become an Early Connections Learning Centers Home Network Provider:  We invite licensed early care and education providers to learn more about our shared services program that offers numerous benefits to streamline business and build quality programming. We welcome licensed family child care providers that wish to lower costs, increase enrollment and gain access to a spectrum of resources, including curriculum materials, marketing, fee collection and much more.

For more information on becoming a provider call:
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Join our team!

Current Signing Bonuses

Qualified applicants for Teacher positions may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $1,000!
Details: $500 paid at 3 months and the second $500 at 6 months. Teachers positions only, not Teacher Assistants or other positions. Center Directors will receive a $2,000 signing bonus! $1,000 after 6 months of employment and $1,000 after 1 year. 

Center Director, Lead Teacher and Teacher applicants MUST include copies of their transcripts with their application.

All Early Connections employees hired on or after October 11, 2021 will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and submit proof of full vaccination or the first dose (if a two dose vaccine) prior to their first day of work. Job candidates that have been extended an offer of employment, but have not yet started, and need accommodations for medical or religious reasons must contact the Vice President of HR before their first day of work for additional information on the accommodation process.

We believe that our staff members are the backbone of our organization, and we make sure to provide them with the resources and support they need to succeed. Apply now and be a part of our mission to make a positive impact on children’s lives! Plus view all of our other open positions!

  • $1,000 sign on bonus for teachers
  • Employee Medical covered 75% by employer
  • Employer paid Life Insurance 
  • HRA $300 yearly allowance (must be enrolled in medical plan)
  • Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability and 403(b) offered
  • Continuing education support
  • Paid out of classroom planning time
  • Child care discount for children ages 3+, as low as $25 per week
  • Paid professional development
  • Growth opportunities
  • Generous time off

We offer center, home and community based programming to improve vocabulary, social emotional awareness, learn through play and communicative skills. If you’re interested in a career that provides personal and professional satisfaction with a long-term career path, then Early Connections Learning Centers is the perfect place for you! We are looking for enthusiastic people with a passion for working with children and making a difference in the life of a child.

We value and promote collaboration, a positive culture among families, staff and administration, and provide the support and expertise to ensure our students and teachers succeed. We dedicate ourselves every day to benefit our children and families. We celebrate successes — and we enjoy life in beautiful Colorado Springs!

We welcome innovation and encourage creative expression. We’re open to new ideas, and we provide opportunities for professional growth, advancement and leadership. Early Connections is involved at the local, state and national levels of early education advancement and collaboration and is dedicated to improving many aspects of our field. With us, you can learn from the best — and make your own contribution.

Early Connections Learning Centers is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must be currently authorized to accept employment in the U.S.