Project Include: Early Childhood Access through Adaptive Technology

 Project Include provides training, support, and equipment to assist licensed Colorado family child care homes, child care centers, and preschools in developing learning environments and curriculums that are more inclusive for all children, including those with delays and disabilities.

Need quick support? Contact us anytime at ProjectInclude@ucdenver.edu.

Licensed child care programs in Colorado can fully participate in all aspects of Project Include, but we have information and resources available for everyone! Visit the section below that applies to you to learn more about what's available.

Licensed Child Care Programs in Colorado

Licensed child care programs in Colorado, including family child care homes, child care centers, and preschools that serve children birth to age 5 can fully participate in Project Include at no cost to the program. Whether you have a child with a delay or disability in your program now, or simply want to make your program more inclusive, Project Include is a great resource to help you be better prepared to support any child.

Programs that wish to participate in Project Include do not need prior experience with adaptive equipment. Project Include aims to give your program new ideas and expert guidance to start using adaptive equipment in your program. Adaptive equipment is any device or product that supports young children with delays or disabilities to do something they could not otherwise do.

Learn more about how participating programs benefit from Project Include resources by visiting the Available Resources for Participants tab.

License-Exempt Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Caregivers in Colorado

If you are a license-exempt FFN caregiver in Colorado, we encourage you to:

  • watch the Introduction to Universal Design and Inclusion course available in English and Spanish at no cost on the Colorado Department of Early Childhood’s Professional Development Information System (PDIS)
  • visit the Additional Resources tab of this website to learn more about universal design and inclusion in early childhood settings
Colorado Families and Out-of-State Care Providers

Although you are not eligible to participate directly in Project Include, please visit the Additional Resources tab of this website to learn more about universal design and inclusion in early childhood settings.

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Project Include is funded by the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) stimulus increase.

Did you know...

- 1 in 7 Colorado parents identified their child as having a delay, disability, or special need.

- Colorado has 3,597 child care programs serving children birth-5.

- One-third of Colorado parents of children with a delay or disability say their child care provider can’t meet their child’s needs. Project Include helps child care providers close that gap.

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