WHY? CSPC recognizes the monumental achievement gap between Latino and non- Latino children in the State of Colorado. That gap does not start in middle school or high school, the gap starts when children enter Kindergarten.  In order to close the achievement gap CSPC believes that we must start with our youngest children by educating and providing support to the women who care for them; hence Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO) was created.Paso pic 2

The purpose of the Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO) training program is to create an equitable, replicable, community based model program for providing professional development in early childhood education to Latino, Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) providers to: promote school readiness to Latino children, birth to 5 years old, and to prevent the achievement gap between Latino and non-Latino children before they enter Kindergarten.

Studies have shown that Latino children enter Kindergarten 35 to 40 points below their Anglo counterparts.  We also know that over 50 percent of Latino children birth to 5 years old are in Family Friend (FNN).

HOW? PASO is and intensive 120 hour early childhood education program. The PASO training is accomplished through the presentation of 30 separate 4-hour seminar classes by the Program Trainers – referred to in the program as Tías, or “aunties” – over a period of 15 weeks. This training is supplemented by 3 home based visits that occur throughout the 15 weeks by the Tias( trainers) to respond to questions, make sure all the relevant points were understood by the caregivers, and to discuss with them how the information might be applied to the care and education the caregivers are providing to the children.  PASO FFN providers receive certification in First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and Medication Administration.


WHAT? The PASO Program also administers training to caregivers to help them convert an area in their homes into learning centers for small children.

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PASO prepares FFN Providers to apply the Child Development Associate certification (CDA), a National Credentialing Program based out of Washington DC.  PASO assists FFN providers to apply for the CDA and demonstrate their knowledge of the CDA’s six competency standards and thirteen functional areas.

PASO hosts several community events that bring all the children and families of the PASO providers together to learn and socialize.  PASO changes the lives of the women in the program but most importantly PASO prepares our youngest and most vulnerable population to be ready for Kindergarten  and school success.

Recruitment for the SPRING 2019 PASO institute has begun!

The PASO institute is currently recruiting for the Spring PASO institute for 2019. PASO is a 120 hours of intensive ECE and childcare readiness education to prepare providers to receive their Child Development Associate credentials! A $3,265 value for ONLY $300!

All sessions in Longmont, Lakewood, and Westminster will begin on February 19th, 2019.

Mandatory orientations:

Westminster:   Thursday, February 5th, 2019 from 9am – 12pm

Longmont:  Thursday, February 5th, 2019 from 5pm-8pm

Lakewood: Tuesday, February 12th, from 5-8pm

To learn more about the SPRING, 2019 PASO institute or if you would like to refer a student, please contact CSPC at 720-890-0123 or email us at

All classes will be offered in SPANISH and child care will provided for a small fee.

¡El reclutamiento para el Instituto PASO de PRIMAVERA 2019 ha comenzado!

El Instituto PASO está reclutando actualmente para el 2019. PASO es un programa intensivo de 120 horas de Educacion temprana y preparación para el cuidado infantil para preparar a los proveedores para recibir su credencial de Asociado en Desarrollo Infantil! ¡Un valor de $ 3,265 por SOLO $ 300!

Todas las sesiones en Longmont, Lakewood y Westminster comenzarán el 19 de Febrero del 2019.

Orientaciones obligatorias:

Westminster: Jueves 5 de Febrero de 2019 de 9:00 a 12:00.

Longmont: Jueves 5 de Febrero de 2019 de 5 pm a 8 pm

Lakewood: Martes, 12 de Febrero, de 5-8pm

Para obtener más información sobre el Instituto PASO de PRIMAVERA 2019 o si desea referir a un estudiante, comuníquese a la oficina de la Coalicion al 720-890-0123 o envíenos un correo electrónico a

Todas las clases se ofrecerán en ESPAÑOL y se proporcionará cuidado de niños por una pequeña tarifa.