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ECCLA Staff

ECCLA’s mission is to improve the quality, capacity, and equity of services and supports for Colorado’s young children and their families through a statewide network of Early Childhood Councils and key stakeholders. As a membership association for Early Childhood Councils, we provide technical assistance and capacity building, leverage policy and advocacy, scale innovation, improve workforce supports for early childhood professionals, advance collective impact, and facilitate partnerships. In collaboration with Early Childhood Councils, our efforts enable us to effectively align, leverage, scale, and lead solutions that contribute to building and supporting Colorado’s robust early childhood system.

To learn more about each ECCLA staff member click on their photo.

Maegan Lokteff
Executive Director

(720) 588-2841

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Heather Hanna
Deputy Director

(720) 899-3048

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Hendrik Kopperl
Director of Finance and Operations

(720) 588-2902

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Shannon Hall
Director of Workforce Supports

(720) 899-3047
Contact Shannon

Sarah Goldman-Foster
Community Engagement Coordinator

(720) 296-0633

Contact Sarah

Early Childhood Council Leaders

Colorado’s 34 Early Childhood Councils (representing 63 out of 64 counties) have a unique role within their local communities to serve as an early childhood hub. Together, Councils improve the quality of early learning environments to prepare young children to enter kindergarten; build the resources and skills of families; ensure families have access to social, physical, and mental health services; and deliver resources to increase the effectiveness of early childhood professionals.

To learn more about the Early Childhood Council click on the Council leader’s photo.