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Family Night – September 2017

MECC Family Night September 2017

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MECC Presents: Leaves Family Night

This year each family night will be built around a children’s book. This month our family night will be based on the book Leaves by David Ezra Stein.

When: Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Where: 925 S. Broadway, Cortez (Johnson Bldg), Room 10

FREE storytime, activites, and dinner

Please do let us know if you are coming so there will be plenty of food and supplies. To RSVP, call (970) 564-3211, email, or tell us you’re going on Facebook.


Kids Count Presentation

Kids Count Presentation Flyer - Colorado Children's Campaign

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In lieu of our regular monthly MECC meeting, we are having a Kids Count Presentation with the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Please share and please do RSVP so there are enough books for all attendees, as well as lunch! See flyer for additional details.

Where: 1st National Bank, Cortez
When: Monday, September 11th
Time: 11:45

CO Office of Early Childhood Accepting Public Comments

Public Comment is Now Open: General Rules for Child Care Facilities and Licensing Fee Changes

The Division of Early Care and Learning is promulgating rule changes to the General Rules for Child Care Facilities 7.701, including changes to licensing fees.

The public comment period will close Thursday, August 31, 2016. 

Changes to the General Rules for Child Care Facilities include coming into compliance with State and Federal laws, clarifying definitions, restructuring and redefining the appeals and waivers section, updating the background check requirements and proposed new fees for all facilities and agencies.

Click here to find out more.

Back to School Bash – Volunteers & Supplies Needed!

Back to School Bash 2017

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This year MECC was given the opportunity to work with Operation Homefront as our area’s distributor of free school supplies for the children in our community. The distribution event will be held on August 11th at 5:00-7:00 pm at the Johnson Building, 925 S Broadway, Room 110.

On top of the school supplies, we have acquired the services of two (possibly 3) barbers to give children free back to school haircuts.

Where: Johnson Building, 925 S Broadway, Room 110
When: Friday, August 11th, 2017
Time: 5:00-7:00 PM

So… Here is the ask:

We need FABULOUS volunteers to pull this off! Also, if you can think of any other contributions that would benefit the children please let us know!

More specifically, we will need:
1-2 more barbers?
A large handful of volunteers to help give out the supplies and keep everyone honest about only taking what they need.
Set-up and clean up crew
Donations of lots of new or gently used backpacks
Tall stools for children to sit on for haircuts (Just to borrow)
Donations of Meat & Cheese, Veggie, and Fruit Trays and Bottled water
Plus, any other great services that we can think of

Here is a link to our event on Facebook, and the flyer is attached. Please contact Katrina at 970-564-3211 to volunteer and with any suggestions.


July Family Fun Day: Playtime at Dolores Park

July 2017 Family Fun Day

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The Montelores Early Childhood Council Presents:

Family Fun Day with The Piñon Project

In place of our regular monthly Family Night, we’ll be having a daytime event this July hosted by our wonderful friends at The Piñon Project. Please note that this family play date will be in Dolores, not Cortez.

Where: Dolores Park
When: Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Please RSVP by calling 970-564-3211 or emailing so we know you are coming! This helps us ensure that we have enough food and supplies for everyone. See you there!






Summer Storytime at the Dolores Public Library

Dolores Public Library Build a Better World Program

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The Dolores Public Library invites you to bring children ages 0 to 7 years old for Summer Storytime on Wednesday, July 12 at 10 am to 11:30 am. This week, as part of the “Build A Better World” Summer Library program we will have a special guest from the Cooking Matters program to help us Build A Better Meal.

We will have fun hands-on learning and snack creation for the kids. With parents we will discuss ways to incorporate all 5 food groups on your children’s plates, and tips & tricks to stretch a food budget.

When: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am
Where: Dolores Public Library

Please let us know if you are interested in joining us so that we can have the right amount of food for the group. Call us at 970-882-4127 to RSVP.