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 ...
View Details ›


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 ...
View Details ›


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 ...
View Details ›


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 ...
View Details ›


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 ...
View Details ›


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 ...
View Details ›


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. ...
View Details ›


Colorado early childhood educators say they need respect, assistance

Reggie Bicha, Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Human Services, visited the Young Scholars Academy while promoting the importance of reading at an early age and discussing the struggles faced by the early childhood wo ...
View Details ›


Request for Proposals

  NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY  CHILD MALTREATMENT PREVENTION FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION – COMMUNITY PLANNING GRANTS Proposals are currently being accepted for the Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action – Co ...
View Details ›


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 ›