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ECCLA Supports Events to Advance Early Childhood Priorities

ECCLA has been busy this Fall participating with and leading events to advance early childhood priorities:

Mile High Data Day:

Rick Winter, ECCLA Director of Data and Evaluation at Mile High Data Day.

ECCLA attended Mile High Data Day on September 20 with a goal to bring information and resources to Early Childhood Councils. The day focused on effectively using data, engagement with decision makers, and advancing health equity. This annual event aims to drive social change by creating stronger networks to use data for informed decisions and community change.

ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference:

Sarah Goldman-Foster, ECCLA Administrative and Events Specialist at the ZERO TO THREE Annual Conference.

In case you missed it, ZERO TO THREE visited Denver from October 3-5 for their Annual Conference! ECCLA was invited to provide a poster presentation on the important role of Early Childhood Councils to support and advance local priorities that focus on young children and their families.

Harnessing Data for Social Change in Early Childhood:

ECCLA joined “Harnessing Data for Social Change in Early Childhood” presented by the Early Childhood Colorado Partnership on November 1. The event focused on developing skills in local communities to more effectively frame data and build an understanding of the complex social issues connected to children and families. Afternoon sessions were led by local experts focused in the areas of data access, policy and advocacy, and fundraising. Bright Futures and Grand Beginnings were workshop panelists sharing their knowledge and expertise, while ECCLA led a workshop on accessing and developing data in local communities. Several Early Childhood Councils attended in person or remotely.

Katy Lois, Grand Beginnings and Stephanie Martin, First Impressions of Routt County.

Sandy Gregory, Douglas County Early Childhood Council and Claudia Strait, Early Childhood Council for Yuma, Washington and Kit Carson Counties.

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