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REL Central Event: Supporting the Evaluation of Early Childhood Educators
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August 14, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. MT

Location: Virtual

Description: Please join us for a webinar discussing state evaluation and support systems for early childhood educators. Jana Martella, co-director of the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO), will present the report State Teacher Evaluation Systems: Fifty State Scan on Resources for Early Childhood Teachers. Martella will explain how states have addressed evaluating and supporting the knowledge and skills of their early childhood educators. Next, REL Central, in partnership with two invited guest presenters from the Colorado Department of Education, will provide a review of a recent project to create a resource supporting the evaluation and growth of early childhood educators.

Partnership or Research Alliance: Early Childhood Education Research Alliance

Audience: The webinar is intended for state and local education agency early childhood educators and their supervisors, as well as other stakeholders who want to learn about evidence-based resources that can support the professional growth of early childhood educators.


  • Joshua Stewart, REL Central, senior researcher
  • Jeanette Joyce, REL Central, researcher
  • Jennifer O’Brien, Colorado Department of Edcation, director of early childhood workforce development
  • Courtney Cabrera, Colorado Department of Education, educator effectiveness manager
  • Jana Martella, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, co-director

Report Citation: Colorado Department of Education. (2018). Colorado state model educator evaluation system: Practical ideas for evaluating early childhood educators. Denver, CO: Author. Retrieved from

Horowitz, M., & Connors-Tadros, L. (2015). State teacher evaluation systems: Fifty state scan on resources for early childhood teachers. New Brunswick, NJ: Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes. Retrieved from

Joshua Stewart
(720) 463-3600 ext. 128
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