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…

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 Colorado Initiative. Grants, ranging from $25,000 to $250,000, will help advance innovative solutions through one or more levers for change: Compensation, Targeted Recruitment, Education…

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 Framework is designed as a tool to guide strategic thinking, align strategies, and maximize shared outcomes to prevent child maltreatment and promote child well-being at the state…