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Early Milestones Colorado, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Ideal Learning, also referred to as whole child or student-centered learning, is an approach that focuses on all aspects of a young child’s development, including physical, academic, and social-emotional growth. Pressure on public educators and…
Early Milestones Colorado, January, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Five Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants supported local innovative solutions to compensation, recruitment, education and career pathways, and working conditions. These projects were chosen based upon readiness, quality partnerships,…
Early Milestones Colorado, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
Early Milestones conducted 30-minute phone interviews with 99 providers across 32 counties to evaluate providers’ understanding and interest in implementing contracted slots. Nearly three-fourths (72%) of interviewed providers accept the Colorado…
Early Milestones Colorado, December, 2020
Reports & Papers
A summer 2020 survey of the impact of COVID-19 on families revealed widespread uncertainty about education and care plans and worries about young children’s mental health. In November 2020 some of these same families spoke with Early Milestones…
Early Milestones Colorado, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
As part of Colorado's COVID-19 Early Childhood Research Partnership, Early Milestones Colorado conducted five virtual conversations in July and August 2020. These discussions deepened our understanding of how the pandemic is impacting early…
Early Milestones Colorado, August, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Ideal Learning (IL), or whole child education programs, encourage academic, social, and emotional growth for children. These pre-kindergarten through third grade models (i.e., Montessori, Tools of the Mind) honor each child's unique interests and…
Early Milestones Colorado, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
Hundreds of Colorado's child care providers have closed in recent years due to financial burdens. To address child care shortages and increase access to quality providers, state law allows for contracted child care slots. Contracted slots ensure…
Early Milestones Colorado, January, 2020
Reports & Papers
Ideal Learning programs have experienced success outside of the traditional public school system, either as private or charter schools, however, scaling these programs in public schools has been challenging. Many local school districts, including…