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CKLECC

Quality early childhood education is vital for the healthy development of young children. The Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lincoln Early Childhood Council (CKLECC) works to improve and sustain the availability, accessibility, capacity and quality of early childhood services for children and families.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
4
Full Time Staff:
0
Contract Staff:
0
Volunteers Annually:
25
Retention Rate:
0%

Carole Spady, Quality Improvement Coach
Start Date: 2015

Carole is a retired Preschool Director with a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education. She has a Bachelors Degree in Science. She was involved in public education for over 37 years. Carole is currently the Quality Improvement Coach and Approved Trainer for the early childhood council. She is reliable in the Environmental Rating Scale (ERS) tools, has a Level I Coaching Credential form the Colorado Department of Education, has earned the Level III Early Childhood Professional Credential from the Colorado Department of Education, and is an approved trainer through the Colorado Department of Education.

Candace Chamberlain, Fun Tote Program Coordinator
Start Date: 2015

Candace is currently the CKLECC Fun Tote Program Coordinator. She was originally hired to do child care outreach in Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Lincoln Counties. She took the lead in working with communities in completing a child care needs assessment developed by CKLECC. Candace currently coordinates the Fun Tote Program working with program sites on tracking totes, the completion of family surveys, maintaining and creating new totes for participating partners. Candace has completed Early Childhood Development courses through Morgan Community College and was previously employed with the United States Post Office for nine years.

Julie Ann Witt, Early Childhood Council Coordinator
Start Date: 2013

Julie Witt, Council Coordinator and Quality Improvement Navigator, was employed either full time or part time by the Lincoln County Department of Human Services from 2003 through 2016 working in different human services departments. She assisted in the front office, managed the heating assistance program for families, and managed child support enforcement cases. In 2013, she changed positions by becoming the Cheyenne, Kiowa, Lincoln Early Childhood Council (CKLECC) Coordinator. Lincoln County Department of Human Services was the fiscal agent for CKLECC until December 31, 2016. On January 1, 2017 CKLECC became its own non-profit organization. At this time, Julie became an employee of CKLECC. She has 11 years of experience with the Lincoln County Department of Human Services, a Bachelor of General Communication Degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, is currently a board member of the Limon Education Foundation, a member of the Early Childhood Council Leadership Alliance (ECCLA), a member of the Limon Child Development Center Health Advisory Council, and a member of the Baby Bear Hugs Advisory Council.

Haley Leonard, Financial Manager
Start Date: 2013

Prior to getting hired for CKLECC Haley, worked at Cheyenne County Human Services, having the financial responsibility for reports to the state and county commissioners, along with processing applications for assistance programs. She was hired as a part time employee as the CKLECC Representative. As CKLECC transitioned into their nonprofit status, Haley took on the title as Financial Manager.

Boards

Board Type:
Advisory
Meetings per Year:
11
Term Length:
3 year
Term Limit:
0
Total # of Board Members:
10
Clients on Board:
No
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
9
Male:
1
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
0
Asian:
0
White:
10
Hispanic or Latino:
0
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

2

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

71%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

3%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

19%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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