The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative engages community stakeholders to address local workforce shortage and to increase the qualified, effective Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) workforce to 50% above the needs of current capacity to promote mobility and leadership development within the La Plata County and Southern Ute community. The project partners with local school districts, community and four-year colleges to support Career and Technical Education pathways for high school students exploring a career in ECCE and increase qualification and retention of existing ECCE professionals.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

System Coordination

Service Area(s):

La Plata

Population(s) Served:

Teachers, Other Professionals

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Learning & Development

Education, coaching and ongoing training exist for caregivers, teachers and other professionals
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Learning & Development

Formal and informal care environments and education practices reach the highest levels of quality
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Learning & Development

Adults understand and support children’s learning and development, including social and emotional
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:


Organization Details:
Early Childhood Council of La Plata County

701 Camino del Rio, Suite 207
P.O. Box 4140
Durango, Colorado 81301

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity