Early Childhood Leadership Commission will host monthly informational Town Halls

TRANSITION PLANNING

Monthly Town Hall

AND OTHER ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Monthly Town Hall - Aug 10 at 5:30pm

Starting in August, the Early Childhood Leadership Commission will host monthly informational Town Halls to provide families, providers, members of the workforce, and early childhood stakeholders with updates about the transition planning process and opportunities to get involved.
 
Join us on Tuesday, August 10 at 5:30pm for our first virtual Town Hall to hear:
  • New Department of Early Childhood’s Mission and Vision 
  • Highlights from the TAG and Subgroup meetings 
  • Upcoming ways to engage
Spanish language interpretation will be available.  

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El Early Childhood Leadership Commission esta organizando reuniones informativas mensuales para compartirles a familias, proveedores, miembros de la fuerza laboral y todos los interesados información acerca de todo lo que ha estado ocurriendo en el proceso de planificación de la transición y las oportunidades de participación para el próximo mes.
 
¡Únase a nosotros el martes 10 de agosto a las 5:30 pm para nuestra primera reunión virtual del pueblo! Proporcionaremos información acerca de:
  • La misión y visión para el nuevo Departamento de la Infancia
  • Aspectos destacados de las reuniones de los TAG y subgrupos
  • Otras formas de como participar
Habrá interpretación en español disponible.
 

Guarde su asiento - ¡regístrese ahora!

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LISTENING SESSION
Program Providers

Programs Providers are invited to join an interactive listening session to share their experiences navigating the early childhood system.
 

AUGUST 3 ~ 12:00-1:00 PM
REGISTER HERE!

AUGUST 3 ~ 5:30-6:30 PM
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TRANSITION ADVISORY GROUP
Monthly Meeting

The Transition Advisory Group will hold its second meeting on Wednesday, August 4 from 3:00-5:00pm and will be discussing the programs and structure of the new Department of Early Childhood.

Learn more about the TAG and how to join the meeting HERE!

 
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SUBGROUPS
Meetings Next Week

Subgroup Meetings will meet again the week of August 9-13 to to advise and inform the transition planning process. 

Learn more about each subgroup, including the notes and recordings from previous meetings,  HERE!  

Or sign up to receive more information.
 
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Please reach out to Kristina Heyl at [email protected] with any questions. Thank you all for your commitment to this exciting work! 

For additional information about the transition process, visit www.earlychildhoodcolorado.org/transition.

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This month's Newsletter At-A-Glance
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A message from the ECLC

Thank you to the nearly 600 stakeholders who expressed interest in being involved in the planning of Colorado’s new Department of Early Childhood and the implementation of universal preschool! We are happy that so many of you could join the kick-off webinar hosted by the Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC), Governor’s Office, Colorado Department of Education, and Colorado Department of Human Services last week. In case you missed it, WATCH the recording.

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Click here to download and read the full 2021 State of School Safety Report.
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