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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

School Supplies Needed

MECC Backpack Drive 2018

It’s in the Bag Backpack Drive is revving up for a new season. The Montelores Early Childhood, Cortez Retail Enhancement Assoc., Marketing and Events of the City of Cortez, and the Cortez Public Library are partnering to bring kids a backpack of school supplies, books and socks. We would also like to offer back-to-school haircuts.

We are in need of monetary donations, socks, and hair stylists who like to donate their time for a good cause. We will be posting drop off locations and wish lists soon!

The backpack giveaway is slated for Thursday, August 16, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the 3rd Thursday Market in Montezuma Park on the corner of Montezuma and Market streets.

Ways to Get Involved

Help us reach our goal of raising $2,500!


Download Printable 2-Sided Flyer:


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

Click to download flyer.

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.

Family Night – January 2018

MECC Family Night January 2018

Click to download flyer.

Snowman Family Night

Hello and Happy New Year! MECC’s first family night of 2018 promises to be snow much fun!! See the flyer for more details. We are trying an online RSVP through Facebook Events – give it a try – if that doesn’t work for you, feel free to call or email your response. Regardless, please do RSVP so we have enough food and supplies for everyone!

When: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: Johnson Building – Room 110
                925 S. Broadway, Cortez