Recap of last meeting
Had guests at our last meeting—from Child Care Careers and Boulder Journey School.
If we designed pool of subs, in our Mary Poppins (dream world) scenario we would want:
We purposefully launched our taskforces at different times. We started with the Staff Retention Taskforce, knowing that there were resources available to us to help us measure and assess our staff's happiness. We have done some really great things with that taskforce (click here to learn more). We are actively trying things to improve the satisfaction of our educators so that they stay in our system and continue to grow with us. Now it is time to turn to those not yet in our system. How do we find new educators? How do we encourage them to join our system? This is a problem not just for us, but for early childhood in general. How do we best showcase our strengths and create strong partnerships so that we are the first system that comes to mind for new educators? This group is going to explore that work.
At our launch meeting we had current Collaborative members share what they are doing in their programs (everything from recruitment bonuses, to partnering with high schools). We then started to some strategic mapping to think about what we should start doing, continue doing, or stop doing. Over the next few months we'll do some research on interest and feasibility and will then get cracking!