Colorado Early Education Network (CEEN) Head Start

Colorado Early Education Network (CEEN) provides comprehensive Preschool services to 10 Head Start centers for 562 children in Weld County, Colorado.  Through the generous funding of the Buell Foundation, CATCH Global Foundation coordinated several Train the Trainer Academies for Early Childhood (EC) professionals in Colorado. A total of 38 Community trainers were certified to deliver implementation training for the evidence-based CATCH Early Childhood obesity prevention and health promotion program. CATCH created tools and incentives for Community trainers to follow up their initial training with additional support to assist EC providers in adopting the CATCH EC program effectively, including discounted or free curriculum resources. Over two years, this partnership resulted in staff from 123 Early Childhood sites participating in CATCH EC training. The CATCH EC training is approved through the Colorado Early Childhood Professional Development Information System and is aligned to Colorado Early Learning Guidelines and the Colorado SHINES quality improvement point structure.  Read More