BUELL EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADERS NETWORK

Lenita Hartman

Lenita Hartman

Position: Program Initiatives Manager Organization: Early Intervention Colorado, Office of Early Childhood
 
Position: Program Initiatives Manager Organization: Early Intervention Colorado, Office of Early...
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    Early Intervention, Implementation Science, systems change, child development
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    One
  • Professional Bio
    Lenita Hartman, M.A. is the Program Initiatives Manager for Early Intervention Colorado, Office of Early Childhood, at the Colorado Department of Human Services. Lenita has been a part of the state early intervention team for the past six years and has worked in the field of early childhood for 25 years in many capacities including: home child care provider, preschool teacher, director, inclusion team coordinator, therapeutic day treatment provider, and early intervention in-home service provider. Lenita received her Master’s in Leadership and Organizational Change in 2007 from the University of Denver. In her final semester of coursework, Lenita joined the Inaugural Cohort of the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program and focused on critical issues related to inclusion. Lenita is committed to ensuring children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families have access to quality early intervention services and education. As part of Colorado’s Federal Improvement Strategies to address quality in early intervention, Lenita leads the implementation, training, and technical assistance work that supports the integration of the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and child outcomes measurements; ensures the implementation of a statewide system of family assessment; and has worked collaboratively to promote the introduction of the new statewide data system. In addition to these responsibilities, Lenita is engaged in cross-collaboration activities that inform the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requirements with child welfare, as well as other child identification efforts related to early intervention with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).