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Transforming the early childhood workforce: Overview of 2019 innovation grants in Colorado


In 2018, Early Milestones Colorado responded to the workforce crisis by launching the Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative. This public-private partnership in Colorado was designed to generate locally driven innovations that would transform ways to recruit and retain staff to build a qualified early childhood workforce. The Initiative aims to launch and refine strategies proposed by local partnerships that can bring about workforce change in four areas: (1) targeted recruitment, (2) education and career pathways, (3) working conditions, and (4) compensation. Although specific innovations are tailored to the needs and context of the grantees’ communities, together they can signal promising directions for practice and policy that could be broadly applicable throughout the state. This brief describes the innovations and progress of the grantees from Year 2 of the initiative. (author abstract)

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