Description:

One of the most critical driving factors for positive early childhood outcomes and school readiness is the presence of early childhood professionals who provide emotionally supportive environments and language-rich interactions for young children. The Council offers a wide range of training and education resources for professionals who care for children. This includes trainings focused on child development, health/safety practices, social-emotional support, quality improvement, and many more topics that are core components of the early childhood realm. Last fiscal year, nearly 800 individuals participated in Council training from a variety of roles in early care and education. Recently, the Professional Development department has been shifting their approach to diversify not only the structures and topics of training provided, but also the types of supports offered to early childhood professionals. This new, more varied approach has been acknowledged by changing the name of this program area to “Career Pathways”, to better reflect the holistic approach to growing professionals with the early childhood system. The phrase often used to summarize this mentality is to “meet each professional where they are at, and get them where they want to be”. Because of the diverse needs of professionals in early childhood, there is a current effort towards creating more individualized supports that have the flexibility to meet these needs. This transition from simply providing training to more fully supporting each individual through their professional journey is in its early stages will make a significant impact towards moving the needle and transforming the local early childhood workforce.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

Membership/Training

Service Area(s):

Denver

Population(s) Served:

Caregivers, Teachers, Other Professionals

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Health & Well-Being

Settings and practices promote strong relationships, social and emotional development, appropriate nutrition and physical activity
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Health & Well-Being

All environments are safe, free of toxins, have affordable foods and offer physical activity
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Learning & Development

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

Education, coaching and ongoing training exist for caregivers, teachers and other professionals
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:

Yes

Organization Details:
Denver's Early Childhood Council

3532 Franklin Street
Suite F
Denver, Colorado 80205

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity