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 address ... View Details ›
What do children need to know when they start kindergarten? You might be surprised.
Parents and ECE teachers coming together to level the playing field on consistent standards for children entering kindergarten. See how your expectations compare by reading the full article from Chalkbeat. ... View Details ›
Colorado early childhood educators say they need respect, assistance
Reggie Bicha, Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Human Services, visited the Young Scholars Academy while promoting the importance of reading at an early age and discussing the struggles faced by the early childhood wo ... View Details ›
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CHILD MALTREATMENT PREVENTION FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION – COMMUNITY PLANNING GRANTS
Proposals are currently being accepted for the Child Maltreatment Prevention Framework for Action – Co ... View Details ›
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 direct ... View Details ›
It’s hard to find qualified early childhood teachers. Here’s what one Denver provider is doing about it.
It's a move that illustrates the anxiety providers face in finding high-quality staff and the gaps that exist in the state's early childhood worker pipeline. Read the full article from The Atlantic magazine and check out Colorado's E ... View Details ›
Colorado Divide: Seismic shifts create rural-urban chasm in the culture, economy and politics of the state
Whether you're in a rural community or the Denver metro area, "Child care programs cannot really charge what it truly costs to provide high quality care, because nobody would be able to afford it. On the other hand, families can't pa ... View Details ›
Why boosting mental health for the youngest children is attracting federal – and private – invesment
From Adams County to Chaffee County, Colorado communities are leading the way to advance children’s social and emotional health. Learn more about inspiration for LAUNCH Together – a first-of-its kind effort – and the power of p ... View Details ›
Local News Highlights LAUNCH Together grant awarded to Fremont and Chaffee Counties
Young children in Chaffee County who need additional resources to improve their social and emotional health will benefit from a $2 million LAUNCH Together grant awarded to early childhood councils in Chaffee and Fremont counties. ... View Details ›
NY Times article “The Good News About Educational Inequality”
Here is some good news about educational inequality: The enormous gap in academic performance between high- and low-income children has begun to narrow. Learn more: "The Good News About Educational Inequality" ... View Details ›