Early Childhood Professional Resources

Welcome to Our New Resource Page!

Developmental Pathways' Community Engagement team has put together this resource page for Early Childhood Professionals in the City of Aurora, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties. If you have relevant resources or events you'd like to share with us to be posted on the page for other professionals please reach out via the contact information on our Contact Us page.

Fall Training Schedule

Trainings are free and certificates are available for those who complete the trainings. If you have questions or want to be added to our email list please contact [email protected] or call 720-891-7190

Welcome Rachel Walker as Our NEW Community Partnership Manager

Rachel Walker

Community Partnership Manager

Hello Early Childhood Community,

My name is Rachel Walker, I have the honor of taking Janis DeBaca’s /Developmental Pathway’s role in this group. I’m excited to continue her amazing legacy of work with you.

I wanted to introduce myself and my background (I’d love to learn about each one of you too). I have been at Developmental Pathways for over 12 years in the Early Intervention Program, the last six years serving as a Program Manager for Region 1/Aurora. I have also worked for Early Head Start and as a respite care provider for children with special needs. Through this work, I have developed a passion for supporting the development of babies, toddlers, and young children. I enjoy connecting with others and value feedback, brainstorming, and innovation. Beyond work, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with my husband, Ryan, and our dog, Pixel. I’m still learning the ropes of this new position, and I am soliciting your help!

I would like to lean on you, to help guide and prioritize my new work. I have some general questions I’d like to start with and welcome all ideas/feedback:
- How do you like to be contacted? And how often?
- In what areas you would like some more support from DP?
- Is there a training or method of communication that did not work well for you in the past?
- Are there training topics you would like to see for EC leaders or your general staff?
- What type of learner are you (visual, auditory, etc.)?

Here is my contact information: 
Rachel Walker (she/hers) | Community Partnerships Manager
C: 720-705-6479
E: [email protected]


325 Inverness Drive South

About us

Developmental Pathways is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities/delays and their families. We are also one of Colorado’s Community Centered Boards (CCB) connecting people to federal, state, county, and private funding in Arapahoe County, Douglas County, and the City of Aurora. We passionately believe inclusion is for everyone and offer services through Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver programs, locally funded programs, and partnerships with other community organizations.

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