Gunnison-Hinsdale Early Childhood Council (ECC)

Our mission is to expand and improve quality early childhood services and education opportunities for families in Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties.

Our vision is to ensure the healthy growth and optimal development of all young children so that each child is ready to succeed in school and life.

The Gunnison-Hinsdale Early Childhood Council meets every other month. Click the following link for the 2024 Meeting Dates (PDF).

A video on the the four common myths and misconceptions about early childhood education can be viewed here.

This link will take you to the Universal Preschool Colorado page of the Colorado Department of Early Childhood website. 

Workforce Stipends and Awards

EC Credential Stipend (English - 2023-2024)

EC Credential Stipend (Spanish - 2023-2024)

EC Continuing Education Award Submission Form

Gunnison-Hinsdale Early Childhood Council