Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 17 hopes to act as a connection among support systems and between support systems. We have been tasked with creating a Health & Safety Regional Task Force to bring together professionals in a regional, collaborative effort to provide coordinated, consistent health and safety-related supports to ECE providers, identify needs, maximize resources, and leverage local and statewide strengths to address needs and improve services.
The Health & Safety Regional Task Force will be comprised of ELRC Quality Coaches, Program Quality Assessors, Preschool Program Specialists, EI/EITA Consultants, Certification Representatives, and Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Consultants. ELRC 17 will be creating a Task Force informed by an assessment of the needs of providers in their region and available resource partners who can serve on their Task Force. The individual expertise and strengths of each task force member will guide the work and the allocation of effort. Now more than ever, we need to ensure that health and safety are at the forefront of early childhood education. We hope that you will join us as we focus on this critical matter.