The Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council (RMECC) is a coalition of community members and agencies working together to create a high quality, comprehensive early childhood system to benefit all young children, families and providers. Our mission is to “promote and support a system of quality, accessibility, and affordability of early childhood for families in the rural resort region.” We are a 4-county collaborative that covers Eagle, Garfield, Lake and Pitkin counties, and we are continually striving to build strong local partnerships to assure young children and their families have access to high quality health, mental health, early care and learning systems and family supports.
The Early Intervention Colorado program provides developmental supports and services to families with children birth through 2 years of age who have developmental needs. Early Intervention (EI) services can help improve a child’s ability to develop and learn. The EI Colorado program provides services to help families support the developmental needs of their children.
Colorado’s Infant and Toddler Initiative under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Early Intervention Colorado is an interagency initiative led by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) is public health insurance for Coloradans who qualify. Health First Colorado is funded jointly by a federal-state partnership and is administered by the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing.
Imagine a Colorado where all children start kindergarten ready to succeed. This vision drives our work. In order to build a high-quality early childhood education system, we empower professionals and enhance learning environments.