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 is testing solutions on four key levers: recruitment & retention, working conditions, education & career pathways, and compensation.
Early Milestones is the lead agency for this multi-year initiative. We champion the work and provide technical assistance, facilitate the online learning community, evaluate progress, and advance state systems coordination.