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 to November 29, 2022 at 11:59 pm MST
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.
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!
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 is open from August 15 – Nov 29, 2022
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 us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The notification should include the name, email, and phone number of the person to whom the registration should be transferred.
Application is open from August 15 – November 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm MT
Scholarships are being offered on a limited and first come, first served basis. If you are in need of a scholarship to support your attendance at this event, complete the Scholarship Request Form at your earliest convenience. We will respond to scholarship requests on a rolling basis, as indicated below.
Scholarship Communication Dates:
- Requests submitted between Aug 15 – Aug 31 will be responded to on September 1, 2022
- Requests submitted between Sept 1 – Sept 16 will be responded to on September 19, 2022
- Requests submitted between Sept 17 – Sept 30 will be responded to on October 3, 2022
- Requests submitted between Oct 1 – Oct 14 will be responded to on October 17, 2022
- Requests submitted between Oct 15 – Oct 28 will be responded to on October 31, 2022
- Requests submitted between Oct 29 – Nov 13 will be responded to on November 14, 2022
Dr. Lisa Roy
Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Early Childhood
Dr. Lisa Roy is the newly appointed executive director for the Colorado Department of Early Childhood. Dr. Roy previously served as the director of program development for the Buffett Early Childhood Institute and as the executive director of early childhood education for Denver Public Schools. She has volunteered and worked in non-profit and government sectors supporting families with young children for over 30 years. Read more here
Dr. Junlei Li
Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education
Co-Chair, Human Development and Education Program
His research and practice focuses on understanding and supporting the work of helpers — those who serve children and families on the frontlines of education and social services. Li studied and learned from a wide range of developmental settings with low resources but high-quality practices, including orphanages, childcare, classrooms, and community youth programs. He developed the “Simple Interactions” approach to help identify what ordinary people do extraordinarily well with children in everyday moments and made that the basis for promoting positive system change. Read more here
*To view the full list of speakers, click here.
Thank you to our funders and sponsors!
Conference Steering Committee
|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, Colorado 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||Theresa Rapstine, Healthy Child Care Colorado|
|Kate Newberg, Government Performance Solutions|