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.
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 pay any more than they already are. That’s particularly true in some of our rural…
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 public-private partnerships. Read the full Chalkbeat article here.
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. Read the full article.
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”
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 Foundation, Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Department of Human Services and Gary Community Investments to address early childhood workforce challenges. Click here to learn…
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 be implementing their strategic vision for building more effective local systems and enhancing evidence-based practices to support the social-emotional health of young children and their families. This…
LAUNCH Together Planning Communities Selected
Seven Colorado communities were awarded LAUNCH Together planning grants in December 2015. Baby Bear Hugs, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo, Denver’s Early Childhood Council, ECHO & Family Center Early Childhood Council, Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Mesa County Health Department and Tri-County Health Department, in partnership with community stakeholders, will participate in a seven-month…