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Lunch & Learn – Childcare Tax Credit

Friday, October 19th, MECC and Team UP are happy to be hosting a lunch and learn with the Executive Director of EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children) about the Colorado Childcare Tax Credit (CCTC). We’ll talk about how you can support local childcare programs with an income tax credit — a great deal for individuals, businesses and providers.

EPIC Lunch and Learn invitation

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When: Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 11:30 AM
Where: Cortez Welcome Center, upstairs
Cost: FREE

We are providing lunch, so please RSVP to or call (970) 749-7017.

What’s CCTC? Watch this 3-minute video for an overview:

Teacher Classroom Management 2018

MECC is once again offering a free series of classes from the Teacher Classroom Management Training Series. This is a series of five classes and attendance is required for all five days.

Teacher Classroom Management Training Series

Teacher Classroom Management Training Series Class Schedule:

  • September 7th
  • November 2nd
  • December 7th
  • February 15th
  • April 12th

Classes are free of charge, coaching is included and lunch is provided.

This curriculum is from the Incredible Years and is a great series of classes for both new teachers and seasoned teachers alike. We all learn so much from each other!

For additional information, contact Vangi at 970-564-3211 or

To register for the Teacher Classroom Management Series, click the link below:


Save the Date: CAEYC Fall Conference Sept 22, 2018

The annual COAEYC Conference is just around the corner!

The upcoming Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children conference will be held on on September 22nd, 2018, in Durango, CO at Fort Lewis College.

If you are needing continuing education hours, this is a great way to get them, have fun and network with other Early Childhood Professionals.

Cost and registration info can be found here:

Download 2018 COAEYC PDF

For more information, please contact Cassandra O’Neill at

Discover Health / Descubre la Salud GRAND OPENING

Discover Health / Descubre la Salud is a FREE interactive bilingual exhibition that makes learning about health science topics fun for all ages, April 7-July 2  at Cortez Public Library. This series of events includes story times, nutritional health workshops, health screenings, and more.

Join us for the Grand Opening!

Date: Sat. April 21, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Cortez Public Library
202 N. Park St., Cortez, CO 81321

Check out the library’s Facebook page for more upcoming events.

Discover Health / Descubre la Salud

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2018 Children’s Festival and Health Fair

Southwest Health System & the Montelores Early Childhood Council have combined super forces for the 2018 Community 9 Health Fair in Cortez!

Children’s Festival & 9Health Fair:

April 14th, 8am-2pm

Montezuma Cortez High School

The super fair is open to kids & adults! Come enjoy health screenings at low prices for adults and FREE CHILDREN’S SCREENINGS including Dental, Hearing, Development and more!

Children's Festival and Health Fair - Montelores Early Childhood Council

April Storytimes at the Cortez Public Library

The Raising Readers Storytime program is held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Cortez Public Library, located at 202 N. Park St., Cortez, CO.

Older children are welcome to join us for a craft at 11:15 a.m.

Thurs., April 5th — Favorite Author/Illustrator — Beatrix Potter
Thurs., April 12th — National Poetry Month
Thurs., April 19th — Earth Day
Thurs., April 26th — Space w/ special guest Jennifer Frost of The Anasazi Heritage Center

We offer songs, stories, crafts and silliness. Please join us!

For more information, contact the library at 970-565-8117.