Innovative partnerships receive funds to stimulate Colorado’s early childhood workforce

  Five organizations selected for 2019 Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants. DENVER, April 23, 2019 – Early Milestones Colorado (Early Milestones) is pleased to announce the five partnerships that have been selected ...
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Local early childhood funding threatened by Colorado anti-tax group

Local early childhood funding threatened by Colorado anti-tax group By Sandra Fish (Originally published April 15, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  An anti-tax group wants to overturn a law allowing local governments to create ...
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Colorado districts are preparing quickly for full-day kindergarten, potentially increasing costs

Colorado districts are preparing quickly for full-day kindergarten, potentially increasing costs By Erica Meltzer (Originally published April 7, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  Large Colorado school districts that collectively ...
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Full-day kindergarten outcomes for Colorado

Why full-day kindergarten matters Full-day kindergarten (FDK) is beneficial for children, parents, and teachers. Last year, less than half (41.3%) of Colorado children met all kindergarten entry expectations. At later grades, acad ...
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Overhaul of a statewide program that helps students struggling to read at grade level

Colorado lawmakers seek overhaul for troubled $231 million program meant to help kids catch up on reading The proposed changes follow reports that the READ Act, which has been around since 2012, has failed to produce significant gai ...
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Improvements in the quality of Head Start

Cleaner Classrooms and Rising Scores: With Tighter Oversight, Head Start Shows Gains By Jason DeParle on The New York Times (full article text below) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — When federal officials inspected this city’s Head Start ...
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New Study Finds Strong School Climate Key to Effective Early Learning

Birth-to-Five: A new study finds that effective instructional leaders who are strategically focused on children’s development and early achievement are the most important element to having a strong early education program. New St ...
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Study Explore Effectiveness of EC Workforce Retention Programs Across States

Most early care and education staff retention programs share common elements By Rowan Hitly, Sara Shaw on Child Trends (full article text below)   Frequent staff turnover in early care and educa ...
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Students Learn From People They Love

A recent op-ed in the New York Times underscores the importance of emotions to child learning and development. This connection is the essence of LAUNCH Together’s work strengthening early childhood social-emotional health in Colora ...
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Agreement across the aisle: investment in early childhood makes sense

State Sen.-elect Pettersen: Fixing education must start earlier By Joey Bunch on ColoradoPolitics.com (full article text below) A panel of conservative and liberal education experts agreed Monday night at Colorado Christian Unive ...
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