Mobile preschools making a mile high debut

They started as an experiment in rural areas. Now, mobile preschools are rolling into metro Denver. This is literacy meeting parents and children where they’re at. Like all great innovations, the challenge is having regulations catch-up to the idea.  We hope the catch-up happens quickly…. (By Ann Schimke, published on Chalkbeat.org. Full article text below:)…

Preschoolers are most likely to be expelled

“Preschooler” and “expelled” are 2 words that should not be used in the same sentence. Milestones is engrossed in work on early childhood mental health prevention and promotion, and early learning workforce development. We know how to solve this one, so let’s make it happen! ‘The Single Biggest Risk Factor in Getting Expelled Is Being…

Newly Elected Governors Make Early Education A Priority

Many governors-elect campaigned on promises to expand access and increase funding to early care and education programs, according to a recent article on NewAmerica.  Full article text below: While the big takeaway of the midterm election is that Democrats seized control of the House of Representatives and Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate, the…

St. Vrain School Districts creates P-TEACH program

The St. Vrain School District is tacking a statewide teacher shortage by creating a grow-your-own program for high school students.  The Daily Camera highlights their efforts in a recent article. Full article text below: The St. Vrain Valley School District is tackling a statewide teacher shortage by creating a grow-your-own program for high school students….

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 workforce. The Colorado Early Childhood Workforce Survey 2017, a survey conducted as part of the Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in…