#WhatsUpednesday with Lucy Soffer to share about Vroom

Lucy joined Parent Possible in 2020. In her role as Vroom Partner Manager, she is responsible for building and sustaining a diverse network of Vroom partners throughout Colorado. Her work includes seeking out trusted messenger organizations and institutions to partner with, as well as providing training, communication, and support to current partners to ensure effective […]

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Elise Henson from Gary Community Ventures to share about MyFriendBen

Elise Henson is a social entrepreneur with expertise in social services, education and youth development. She believes in the transformative power of user-centered design and civic engagement and gets inspiration and joy from working directly with Colorado kids and families.As Executive Director of MyFriendBen, a Gary venture, Elise leads a multidisciplinary team developing a technology

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Maryellen from School Health on hearing and vision screenings

Today we are joined by Maryellen O’Keefe-Smith from School Heath to talk about the importance of hearing and vision screenings, particularly in an early childhood setting.Maryellen O’Keefe-Smith is the Vision, Hearing, and Electronic Health Records (EHR) Senior Specialist at School Health. She is responsible for understanding how schools perform screening tests, the recommendations and guidelines

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Tami Robare from Ka’Upena Shared Services Alliance in Hawaii

Today we are joined by Tami Robare who is the Ka’Upena Shared Services Coordinator and has been in this role for two years. Tami has worked in the ECE field for many years, working in different environments from preschools to family/child interaction programs, and she has also worked with children with special needs. Tami is

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Ryad Hussien and Meghan Leclerc from CDEC on Exclusionary Discipline

View Meghan Leclerc’s bio here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f… Meghan is the State Systems Building Initiatives Unit-Program Access Administrator for the Colorado Department of Early Childhood Phone: 03-358-6163 Email: meghan.leclerc@state.co.us meghan.leclerc@gmail.com Ryad Hussien started with the Colorado Department of Early Childhood in 2017 when it was just the Office of Early Childhood housed within the Colorado Department of Human

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Virginia Marsh on the Colorado Substitute Workforce Program

Virginia Marsh brings over 15 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and Business Administration to the role of Project Coordinator for the Colorado Substitute Workforce Program. Her roles have ranged from program director to business consultant, where she led strategic initiatives, facilitated professional development, and managed a shared services alliance. These experiences have given

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Tristan Clerihew on Alliance Credible

Today our product manager here at Early Learning Ventures, Tristan Clerihew is joining us to introduce us to our new Food Program software, Alliance Credible. ELV’s new, stand-alone CACFP (Food Program) software for CACFP Sponsor organizations. This new software allows CACFP Sponsors to manage and track the entire Claims’ ecosystem for all of their providers,

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Vail and Mindy on an Early Childhood Apprenticeship program at CMU Tech

Today we are joined by Vail Shoultz-McCole and Mindy Gutierrez from Colorado Mesa University to share with us all about the Early Childhood Apprenticeship program. T. Vail Shoultz-McCole – Over the past 30+ years she has worked in ECE; owning a childcare, Head Start teacher, teaching 1st grade, Colorado Shines coach, B4Change trauma informed practices

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WhatsUpWednesday with Elsa on Colorado s new FAMLI program

Elsa is our leadership and development manager here at Early Learning Ventures on the Early Head Start team and today she will be sharing about Colorado’s new leave program. This program is available to those who live and work in Colorado and Elsa will share her thoughts with us on how this can be very

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#WhatsUpWednesday with Melissa Mares from the Children’s Campaign on policies and legislation

Today we are joined by Melissa Mares form the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Melissa Mares is the Director, Early Childhood at the Colorado Children’s Campaign and a co-convener of the Raise Colorado Coalition and the Growing Our Future Coalition. In this role, she leads the Children’s Campaign’s early childhood portfolio, coordinating policy and coalition development, community

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