The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Join Early Connections and CPCD as we celebrate early childhood learning in our community!

“The Mark and Tom Show”
Presented by Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The Historic Day Nursery.

In the classrooms: Children will make their own instruments in the classroom today. Through music, children develop math, language, and literacy skills- All while having fun and being active!


Visit any of these restaurants today and a portion of your bill will directly benefit early childhood programs in Colorado Springs. Be sure to click on the logo for the flyer.

In the classrooms: A special “Kids in the Kitchen” event will bring children and their parents together to learn healthy eating tips and tricks. Cooking together connects math with literacy skills, science, and more.


Bring this flyer on Tuesday, April 25th and we will donate 10% of your check to CPCD & Early Connections.

Open 3pm to midnight


Bring this flyer, present to your server, and we will donate 20% of your check to CPCD & Early Connections. Purchases include dine-in, take-out, catering and all beverages.

Valid at:
California Pizza Kitchen
In the Promenade Shops at Briargate


Show paper or digital version of this flyer.

20% of event sales will be donated to CPCD & Early Connections.

Valid at:
Academy & Union location ONLY


Bring this flyer and a portion of your bill will be donated to CPCD & Early Connections.

Participating Locations:
University Village


Bring this flyer and 50% of proceeds will be donated to CPCD & Early Connections.

Valid 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the DOWNTOWN location only.


20% of food & soft beverage sales will be donated to CPCD & Early Connections.

11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Board Mixer (Private Event)
Early Connections’ and CPCD’s boards come together to hear a successful dual agency success story.

In the classrooms: Children at Early connections and CPCD will be planting learning gardens at various locations. When children build together they explore math and science concepts and develop social and early literacy skills.

Learning gardens supported by Venetucci Farm and Rocky Top Resources.

kids playing with blocks

‘ART ON THE STREET’ The biggest (and cutest) art gallery you’ve ever seen…Thousands of preschoolers throughout the community will display their personal art project today.

In the classrooms: Early Connections’ children will make garden decorations. Children develop creativity, social skills and fine motor skills with open-ended art projects where they can make choices, use their imaginations, and create with their hands.

Art project supported by Home Depot.


We all have a photo or two that we LOVE to share.  Or if you don’t you should!  Snap one and you could win a GRAND PRIZE valued at $500. Here’s how it works…

1) upload your photo between April 1-15
2) vote on Facebook for your favorite (number of likes will be tallied)
3) winner announced Friday April 28
*Contest is limited to 300 contestants.  Be sure to follow CPCD or ECLC on Facebook to see the photos and vote.

Prizes provided by:
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
The Summit
Bubba’s 33
Pikes Peak Cog Railway
Sertich Ice Center
U.S. Taekwondo
Habitat Photography
Julas Spa

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