Innovation Grants Aim to Improve Early Childhood Workforce Equity and Career Pathways

Five unique partnerships receive funding to pursue ambitious efforts to strengthen Colorado’s workforce.   DENVER, April 30, 2020 – Early Milestones Colorado (Early Milestones) is pleased to announce five partnerships selected to receive funding through Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants (Innovation Grants). The one-year Innovation Grants range from $75,000 to $190,000 and are part of…

Hot Topic: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

  Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) connects social-emotional development experts with early educators, health care providers, and others who work with young children. Positive mental health provides a foundation of stability that supports all other aspects of healthy development. Why ECMHC matters Children’s ability to thrive is impacted just as much by their social-emotional…

2020 Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants Request for Proposals

The Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in Colorado Initiative (the Initiative) is pleased to announce the Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2020 funding to support partnerships interested in advancing the early childhood workforce. In 2020, we seek to not only support new innovation, but also to scale promising innovations and sustain effective innovations that have…

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 to receive Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants. Ranging from $38,000 to $209,000, these grants are part of the larger Transforming the Early Childhood…

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, academic gaps become increasingly harder to close, making access to early learning through full-day kindergarten and preschool a more affordable and effective approach to…