Summit County’s Ballot Initiative 1A passes, creating $88 million in revenue over 10 years

An article published by the Summit Daily discusses the recent election results and their impact on early childhood. Full text below: Summit County ballot initiative 1A passed, tacking a mill levy on Summit County property owners ...
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Newly Elected Governors Make Early Education A Priority

Many governors-elect campaigned on promises to expand access and increase funding to early care and education programs, according to a recent article on NewAmerica.  Full article text below: While the big takeaway of the midt ...
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St. Vrain School Districts creates P-TEACH program

The St. Vrain School District is tacking a statewide teacher shortage by creating a grow-your-own program for high school students.  The Daily Camera highlights their efforts in a recent article. Full article text below: The St. Vr ...
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345 children on pre-K waiting lists in Summit County due to lack of space, staffing shortage

An article from Summit Daily highlights Early Childhood Options' work to address Summit County's early childhood workforce shortage. ...
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With preschool teachers in short supply, Colorado’s Teach for America is pulled into early childhood market

An article from Chalkbeat Colorado highlights Colorado's Teach for America expansion into preschool. Colorado's Early Childhood Workforce Survey 2017 and Colorado's Early Childhood Workforce 2020 Plan are both highlighted as referenc ...
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Looking to the Past to Shape Colorado’s Future: 30 Years of Progress for Young Children and Families

  Early Milestones Colorado is excited to announce the release of Looking to the Past to Shape Colorado’s Future: 30 Years of Progress for Young Children and Families, which takes an expansive and in-depth look at the progr ...
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A growing Jeffco program trains future early childhood workers while they’re still in high school

An article from Chalkbeat Colorado highlights Jefferson County's efforts to build career pathways for high school students interested in early childhood as a career. Colorado's Early Childhood Workforce Survey 2017 and Colorado's Ear ...
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CSCCE’s New Report: The Workforce Data Deficit

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at University of California, Berkeley recently released a report with concrete strategies to prioritize more robust and intentional data collection about the early care and education ...
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Announcing the Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grantees

Announcement of the Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grantees Six partnerships have been selected to receive Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants as part of the larger Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in Co ...
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Colorado’s state preschool program doesn’t serve English learners well, report finds

The National Institute for Early Education Research recently released their "State of Preschool 2017" with Colorado-specific data around preschool.  Chalkbeat Colorado highlights findings in an article around how Colorado serves Eng ...
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