Early childhood educators are a major contributor to a child’s healthy development. Yet, many Colorado communities still lack an effective workforce and the need is growing.
The Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in Colorado Initiative was created to develop sustainable, innovative approaches for building and supporting the workforce. The Initiative tested solutions on four key levers: recruitment & retention, working conditions, education & career pathways, and compensation.
Early Milestones was the lead agency for this multi-year initiative. We championed the work and provided technical assistance, facilitated the online learning community, evaluated progress, and advanced state systems coordination.