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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Child Maltreatment Prevention Community Planning Awards Announced

Fifteen Colorado communities were awarded funding and technical assistance to engage in an eight-month local participatory planning process using the Colorado Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action (Framework). The F ...
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Gary Community Investments Launches $1M Early Childhood Innovation Prize

The first few years of a child's life lay the foundation for future success. But too many young children are not reaching their full potential because existing approaches to early learning and development are not sufficiently address ...
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What do children need to know when they start kindergarten? You might be surprised.

Parents and ECE teachers coming together to level the playing field on consistent standards for children entering kindergarten. See how your expectations compare by reading the full article from Chalkbeat. ...
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