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Whole Child Consultative Roles Conference 2022

This two-day virtual conference seeks to engage a broad range of consultative professionals with targeted, cross-disciplinary training as well as regional networking opportunities.

Nov 30, 2022 – Dec 1, 2022 | 9:30 am – 3: 30 pm MST

Registration Opens August 15, 2022

The Call for Presentations is Now Open!

What: The Colorado Department of Early Childhood is pleased to partner with Healthy Child Care Colorado and many other organizations to host Colorado’s inaugural Whole Child Consultative Roles Conference! This two-day virtual conference seeks to engage a broad range of consultative professionals with targeted, cross-disciplinary training as well as regional networking opportunities. Our goal for this conference is to make connections, build awareness, highlight coordination efforts, and explore innovations in the early childhood field.

Who: Our goal is to engage professionals who support children and early care and education professionals across Colorado.  This means early childhood coaches, early childhood mental health consultants, child care health consultants, early intervention providers and evaluators, child and adult care food program specialists, licensing specialists, local health departments, and more!

Why: Colorado prospers when our children thrive because they are our future leaders, community members, and workforce. No matter where they live in our state – the plains, mountains, rural areas, or urban centers – children need high quality support for development. The Colorado Department of Early Childhood and its partners have been engaged in intentional efforts to define, coordinate, and align a variety of consultative roles providing critical, quality improvement services to early childhood care and education settings across Colorado. To solidify these efforts and take the next steps in fortifying community partnerships across consultative roles, the Colorado Department of Early Childhood is hosting a cross-disciplinary virtual conference, Whole Child Consultative Roles Conference.

It is critical that we promote whole child approaches that elevate the broad early childhood workforce’s understanding of programs, services, and information that supports the Early Childhood Colorado Framework and Colorado’s Department of Early Childhood’s mission. We believe local collaboration and teaming efforts are key to ensuring children, families, and programs get what they need.

 

This project was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0054, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This work is responsive to the Colorado Shines Brighter strategy 6.1.2 Consultative Roles Alignment.

Registration opens August 15, 2022

Register before 11:59 pm MST on Friday, September 30, 2022 to receive the Early Bird rate: $65 (use promo code: HELPER22)

Registration between October 1, 2022 and November 29, 2022: $75

Note: Participants who register after Tuesday, November 15, 2022 may experience delays in receiving shipped conference materials. All registrations received after November 21, 2022 will not receive a conference shipment.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy: 

Cancellations will be accepted, and registration refunds will be made up until November 14,  2022. Refunds will include the ticket price less the Stripe fees (which consists of the payment processing fee and the service fee combined).

No refunds can be made after November 14, 2022; however, registrations may be transferred to another person free of charge until November 20, 2022. To request a transfer, the original registrant should notify HCCC by email at conference@healthychildcareco.org. The notification should include the name, email, and phone number of the person to whom the registration should be transferred.  

 

The detailed schedule with session and presenter information will be available on October 24th.

Thank you to the Consultative Roles Conference Steering Committee for your thought partnership!

Amber Smith, Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence Laura Sigrist, Government Performance Solutions
Angela Ben-Zekry, Colorado Department of Early Childhood Lindsey Dorneman, Colorado Department of Early Childhood
Charles Ruda, Colorado Department of Early Childhood Lisa Matter, Colorado Department of Early Childhood
Chrissy Nichols, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Lisa Schlueter, Colorado Department of Early Childhood
Christine Bauer, Colorado Department of Early Childhood Maegan Lokteff, Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance
Dominique Calloway, Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence Marcia Blum, Colorado Department of Education
Felicia Zeeh, Colorado Department of Early Childhood Meghan Leclerc, Colorado Department of Early Childhood
Jasmine Crane, Institute for Racial Equity and Excellence Melissa Taucher, Colorado Department of Education
Jason Gold, Healthy Child Care Colorado Phyllis Lucas, Coaching Consortium
Jennifer Sommer Sheppard, Aurora Mental Health Center Sarah Goldman, Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance
Jennifer Stucklen, Healthy Child Care Colorado Sarah Roberts, Colorado Department of Early Childhood
Jodi Gillespie, Colorado Department of Early Childhood Taran Schneider, Healthy Child Care Colorado
Julia Anderson, Colorado Department of Early Childhood Tealyn Langseth-Schmidt, Colorado Department of Early Childhood
Kate Newberg, Government Performance Solutions Theresa Rapstine, Healthy Child Care Colorado

Our Partners

Healthy Child Care Colorado