Seeking Taskforce Members to Update the CO Early Learning Professional Development System Plan: (See attached for more details)
Early Milestones Colorado, the Colorado Department of Education, and the Colorado Department of Human Services seek stakeholders to participate in the Transforming Colorado’s EC Workforce taskforces to update the State’s Early Learning Professional Development System Plan (i.e., the purple plan.) This plan will be developed to address critical needs facing the early childhood workforce in Colorado.
Space is limited. To be considered, please submit an email to Christi Chadwick (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) byTuesday 9/27 at 11 am stating you wish to participate, your two top taskforce choices, your organization and role, and a statement that you will be able to fully engage in this meaningful and fast-paced work. Please know, if not selected due to space limitations, other opportunities to learn about and provide input into the plan will be available over the course of the project.
ECPD Plan Taskforces:
·         Workforce Development: Charged with planning for the development of a highly-qualified, competent, well-prepared workforce in a diverse array of early learning and development settings
·         Recruitment, Compensation, and Retention: Charged with developing goals and plans to recruit and retain a well-compensated workforce
·         Financing the System: Charged with developing goals and plans to finance a Professional Development System to support the early childhood workforce
·         Data, Accountability, and Continuous Quality Improvement: Charged with developing goals and plans for collecting and using data for accountability and continuous quality improvement
·         Governance: Charged with developing goals and plans for the governance structure to best support the Professional Development System and early learning workforce development
·         Summer 2016:  Transforming the Workforce Project Launches
·         October 2016 – April 2017:  Taskforce Meetings
·         April/May 2017:  Draft plan completed; Early Childhood Leadership Commission Reviews the Proposed Plan 
For questions, please feel free to email Christi Chadwick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Christi Chadwick
Project Director
165 Madison Street, Denver, CO 80206
Office:  720.410.2691 Main:  720.639.9000
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