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Critical Workforce Support Survey Results

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State of the Industry The Survey Results In a one-week survey, 123 programs were represented, indicating that their programs are currently running short in program enrollment by 3,621 spaces.  81% of those programs indicated that staff shortages were the primary reason they were unable to enroll any more children than currently in care.  Between the […]

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Proposed Center Rule Feedback

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ECEA of Colorado has been working for YOU! We’ve been attending policy meetings and the FCCH rule group bringing feedback to the state that benefits all programs. GREAT NEWS!!! Carin Rosa announced this week in the ECLC Workforce Subcommittee that they have heard from enough programs to now change the new rule set to read […]

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New Executive Director

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In June of 2021, ECEA’s Board of Directors hired me, Dawn Alexander, to be the new Executive Director of ECEA. I wanted to let you know a little bit about myself. I am a mother of 3 amazing kids and 18 years ago I opened a family child care home so that I could make […]

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Child Care Support: Passing the Bill

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A Note From Bill Jager, Vice President of Early Childhood and Policy Initiatives at Colorado Children’s Campaign December 8, 2020 This pandemic has demonstrated that the adage “everyone relies on someone who relies on child care” is more true than ever. Both our emergency response and economic recovery hinge on child care. When our essential […]