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…

Gary Community Investments Launches $1M Early Childhood Innovation Prize

The first few years of a child’s life lay the foundation for future success. But too many young children are not reaching their full potential because existing approaches to early learning and development are not sufficiently addressing today’s challenges. Knowing this, the $1 Million Early Childhood Prize is seeking solutions to the question, “How might…

Request for Proposals

  NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY  CHILD MALTREATMENT PREVENTION FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION – COMMUNITY PLANNING GRANTS Proposals are currently being accepted for the Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action – Community Planning Grants. This initiative is supported by the Colorado Department of Human Services and the Zoma Foundation. Early Milestones Colorado (Milestones) is the lead agency supporting…

Early childhood teachers in Colorado face low pay, high turnover.

“It’s amazing and disheartening that in an industry so vital to children, families, and the Colorado economy, early childhood programs cannot afford to pay their teachers a livable wage,” said Jennifer Stedron, executive director at Early Milestones Colorado. Read the full article from The Denver Post.