Illuminating Child Care Baby Shower

You’re Invited!

Caramel is coming to Pueblo and Fremont Counties!

Help us stock our newest on-site child care classroom with everything we need to give young children a happy, healthy and positive learning experience.

Illuminating Child Care provides an innovative systemic-approach to increasing access to child care for parents and caregivers navigating complex life situations as they seek to strengthen their families.

Illuminate Colorado Is Hiring An Early Childhood Teacher

We are so excited to announce that we are hiring an Early Childhood Teacher! Under the guidance of the Child Care Manager, the Early Childhood Teacher will plan, organize, implement, and deliver an infant and toddler program curriculum to meet enrolled children’s...

New Kid on the Block: Caramel Expands Illuminating Child Care to Pueblo and Fremont Counties

Caramel, Illuminating Child Care’s newest member of the fleet, was introduced to the Pueblo community at an open house on April 14th. Members of the community and local media toured the new classroom, learned more about the program and saw how the on-site classroom...

Meeting Parents Where They Are – Bringing Child Care with Us

Before any parent goes back to work, gets into treatment or tries to tackle any one of life's challenges that may take them away from their child, they need to find child care. It's a problem all parents can relate to, but solutions depend entirely on what access to...

Illuminating Child Care is Expanding to the San Luis Valley

Over the course of the next couple of months, the Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley is taking Acorn - Illuminate's newest renovated RV providing on-site child care - on a tour of the San Luis Valley, stopping at locations that are helping to strengthen...

Promoting Focused Eye-Hand Coordination

A picture is worth a thousand words! However, focused eye-hand coordination are the four words that come to my mind when I look at this photograph. This picture captures a baby focusing on the objects in front of her and then reaching out for them--a perfect example...

Learning Through Imaginative Play: Following the Lead of the Child

“Hi Declan, how are you doing today?” Madison Clay, the Illuminating Child Care mobile classroom early childhood lead teacher, greets the almost three year old as he enters the classroom. He answers “I’m fine,” walks over to the shelf, and grabs the colorful 3D...

A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Your Child Baby Sign Language

Have you found yourself unsure of what your baby wants or needs? Baby sign language can help you and your baby communicate before they start talking.  What is Baby Sign Language? Baby sign language refers to the use of a limited vocabulary of modified gestures from...

Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley Hiring Early Childhood Lead Teachers in Partnership With Illuminate Colorado

Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley is partnering with Illuminate Colorado to bring Illuminating Child Care to the San Luis Valley and is seeking two Early Childhood Lead Teachers for our mobile child care classroom serving infants and toddlers onsite where...

The Importance of Building Teacher-Child Relationships

Imagine this scenario: A parent drops off their sleeping child at Illuminating Child Care. The teacher and parent transition the child successfully without waking her up.  A few minutes later, the child starts to wake up, noticing that the environment is different and...

The Positive Impact of Child Care For Parents Is as Sweet as Honey

Illuminating Child Care isn’t just delivering a service that is the foundation to all thriving economies by providing child care. It’s a program tearing down barriers, meeting parents where they are at and allowing families to grow stronger together. We sat down to...

Beginnings Are Important

'Caramel,' the child care RV, is coming to Pueblo

The Pueblo Chieftain | April 14, 2022

Photo Credit: Zachary Allen/ Pueblo Chieftain

Children whose parents receive behavioral health and substance abuse treatment in Pueblo County will soon have access to free, on-site child care, thanks to a recreational vehicle named Caramel. . . .

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Join Us at One of Our Baby Showers!


Thursday, April 14th – Anytime 10am to Noon


Einstein Bros. Bagels and local food truck available for food purchases.

Children First/Pueblo Early Childhood Council
Pueblo Community College
900 W. Orman Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004  

Cañon City

Wednesday, April 20th – Anytime 10am to Noon


Light refreshments provided.

Pueblo Community College – Fremont Campus
51320 W Highway 50 Cañon City, CO 81212

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