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Please watch JCCCA’s Facebook page and for emails from JCCCA with more information about upcoming meetings.  (Add to your email contacts to prevent emails from going into your junk/spam/promotions folder.) 
Meeting will be held at Clements Community Center in Lakewood unless otherwise noted.

JCCCA Monthly Meeting and Trainings:

1 1/2 to 2 hours training credits are given at each meeting. These credits meet the Office of Early Childhood licensing renewal requirements. 

  • January 25: ZOOM meeting. Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here. “Preventing Burnout and Managing Provider Stress through Dealing and Coping with Isolation” Presented by Jasmine Crane, MS, MA, NCC, CFI, LPC Director of Health & Well Being, Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence (IREE); Owner and Primary Therapist, Transcendent Counseling LLC 1 ½ hours  Social-Emotional Health and Development Promotion (SEHD)

  • February 22: “2022 Tax Return: Income, deductions, changes. Making sense of child care business tax return and record keeping." We will go over tax year changes on the federal and Colorado level. Briefly go through what taxable income is and expense categories for child care returns. Presented by Jean Morgan and Laura Bloyd, registered tax preparers and licensed FCCH providers. 1 ½-2 hours Professional Practices

  • March 22:  Zoom Meeting 6:30 pm: Special Guest= (30 mins) Katie Hwang & Claire Simpson, Project Include team Project Include Flyers, Primary Training:  “Triad Bright Futures LCO and UPK Update” Presented by Jennifer Anton, Triad Bright Futures LCO executive director 1.5-2 hours of professional development. Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here

  • April 26:  PROVIDER APPRECIATION MEETING “Create a Play Garden in Colorado” This highly visual presentation will excite and inspire participants to go home and start re-arranging their outdoor spaces!  Regardless of size or budget, this talk offers myriad ways to incorporate nature, beauty, and comfort into your play yard.  Sit back and drink your tea, or work happily in your garden while the children dive into deep, imaginative play.  Presenter Faith Collins has been offering outdoor parent-child classes in her beautiful Play Garden since 2017 in Arvada, and will offer Colorado-specific plant and flower recommendations as well as lessons learned. Presenter Faith Collins, MA; author of Joyful Toddlers and Preschoolers: Create A Life that You and Your Child Both Love. 1 ½ hours of training

  • May 24: Zoom meeting 6:30 Special Guest= (15 mins) Marika Padilla, CDEC: 'Business Guide for Family Child Care Homes' Primary Training

  • June 28: Membership Drive Meeting--Come check us out! No fee for the training certificate for non-members. In-person @ Clements Community Center at 6:30 Special Guest:  Melinda Kurgan, Child Care Innovations "Information on grant opportunities" Primary Training: "Insurance for Licensed Home-based Child Care" Presented by Michelle Yarden, Farmers Insurance 1 ½ hours Professional Practices  (PP 6.2 & PP 15.2)

  • July: NO MEETING

  • August 23: “LET’S READ TOGETHER!” KICKOFF (in person at Clements Community Center) Special Guest Rebecca Armentrout; Executive Director, Nebula Early Childhood Collaborative. Training: “Story Time Excellence” Presented by Robyn Lupa, Jefferson County Public Library 1 ½ hours Teaching Practices

  • September 10: Tour of Homes-- Tour of Homes. Click here to registerContact Amber Bilby for more information 

  • September 27: Safe Sleep training (in person at Clements Community Center) Presented by Child Care Innovations

  • October 25: “LET’S READ TOGETHER!” Book Distribution (in person at Clements Community Center).  Potluck:  Please bring finger foods to share and enjoy!  JCCCA will provide water. Craft X is back!!  JCCCA is excited to announce the return of our Craft Xtravaganza meeting & training!  Join us at the Clements Community Center for an all new format and themes! Please contact Cristina Gaeta if you are interested in helping plan and/or volunteer this evening. Click here for the Craft X donation sign up

  • November 22:  ZOOM meeting:  UPK Colo and Triad Bright Futures LCO Update Presented by Jennifer Anton, LCO executive director, and Cecy Carballo, LCO navigator 2024

  • December:  NO MEETING

 Meeting trainings are free to current JCCCA members.  Non-members pay $10 for the training.

State Licensing Training Requirements:

  • For the required Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response training (Reg. 7.701.100A) CLICK HERE

  • For the “Mandatory Reporter” class that fulfills the Recognition & Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect training (Reg. 7.707.32A11 Mandatory Reporter) CLICK HERE

  • List of current Division of Early Care and Learning approved training vendors for First Aid and CPR; Medication Administration; and Standard Precautions

JCCCA Board Meetings:

The JCCCA board meets the first Monday of each month via Zoom.  Dates are subject to change as necessary.  All members are welcome to attend board meetings.  Please call Carrie Kennedy (303-432-7979) if you would like to attend. Meetings start at 7:00 pm.​​​

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