Early childhood teachers in Colorado face low pay, high turnover.
“It’s amazing and disheartening that in an industry so vital to children, families, and the Colorado economy, early childhood programs cannot afford to pay their teachers a livable wage,” said Jennifer Stedron, executive direct ... View Details ›
It’s hard to find qualified early childhood teachers. Here’s what one Denver provider is doing about it.
It's a move that illustrates the anxiety providers face in finding high-quality staff and the gaps that exist in the state's early childhood worker pipeline. Read the full article from The Atlantic magazine and check out Colorado's E ... View Details ›
Colorado Divide: Seismic shifts create rural-urban chasm in the culture, economy and politics of the state
Whether you're in a rural community or the Denver metro area, "Child care programs cannot really charge what it truly costs to provide high quality care, because nobody would be able to afford it. On the other hand, families can't pa ... View Details ›
Why boosting mental health for the youngest children is attracting federal – and private – invesment
From Adams County to Chaffee County, Colorado communities are leading the way to advance children’s social and emotional health. Learn more about inspiration for LAUNCH Together – a first-of-its kind effort – and the power of p ... View Details ›
Local News Highlights LAUNCH Together grant awarded to Fremont and Chaffee Counties
Young children in Chaffee County who need additional resources to improve their social and emotional health will benefit from a $2 million LAUNCH Together grant awarded to early childhood councils in Chaffee and Fremont counties. ... View Details ›
NY Times article “The Good News About Educational Inequality”
Here is some good news about educational inequality: The enormous gap in academic performance between high- and low-income children has begun to narrow. Learn more: "The Good News About Educational Inequality" ... View Details ›
ZERO TO THREE’s National Newsletter Highlights LAUNCH Together and Colorado
Colorado is the first state to replicate the full Project LAUNCH model using private funds. Click here to read more about LAUNCH Together in ZERO TO THREE's newsletter. ... View Details ›
Gary Community Investments features Transforming Colorado’s Early Childhood Workforce Initiative in investment portfolio
Early Milestones Colorado is thrilled to be featured in Gary Community Investments' online investment portfolio. In an effort to improve the lives of Colorado's children and their families, we are partnering with the Buell Found ... View Details ›
Seeking TA Providers for LAUNCH Together Phase II Implementation
Early Milestones Colorado is soliciting proposals from individuals and/or organizations to provide high quality technical assistance to LAUNCH Together communities participating in Phase II Implementation. These communities will ... View Details ›
LAUNCH Together highlighted in Rose Community Foundation’s Annual Report and Video
Click here to view Rose Community Foundation's video about LAUNCH Together.
Read Rose Community Foundation's Annual Report here. ... View Details ›