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"Lisa Armao launched the program in the fall of 2021. Since then, nearly 10 of the initial recruits have gone through the required training to become encore substitute teachers and have been placed in childcare centers and preschools. The positions are paid. Van Meter and his fellow subs completed a semester of part-time coursework through the University of Colorado-Denver to receive the necessary qualifications."
"We know that accessible, affordable, quality child care is critical infrastructure to a well-functioning state economy in which many parents work. In Colorado, as nationally, this important service is overwhelmingly provided by private, for-profit or non-profit, small businesses. As such, Colorado’s ability to secure sufficient access to the benefits child care businesses provide depends upon ensuring providers build and maintain a healthy business model. The need to support child care providers in developing strong business practices is well-documented in Colorado."
The Early Childhood Service Corps will train adults over the age of 50 to be classroom volunteers or business advisors to childcare centers. A separate program will certify adults to be early education teachers. The University of Colorado - Denver will provide two virtual courses to be completed between January and May of 2022. The goal is to have a new workforce ready by summer of 2022. - Denver7 News 10/19/2021