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…

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…