Join us for a robust conversation on the challenges of quality, affordable childcare in our community. We will dig into the latest data trends, learn more about the state's universal preschool program, and identify ways for employers and the community to address this issue for our workforce.
President and CEO, EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children)
Nicole joined Executives Partnering to Invest in Children (EPIC) as President & CEO in September of 2019. Her experience spans across the private and non-profit sectors, with her career beginning as an early childhood teacher at an on-site corporate child care program. After working in the financial sector on behalf of a large national homebuilder for several years, Nicole returned to early childhood and supported the quality ratings and onboarding of over 200 child care programs participating in the Denver Preschool Program after it was authorized by Denver voters in 2006. Her work grew to include the management of quality improvement initiatives and grant contracts at Qualistar Colorado, which sparked her passion for non-profit leadership and management.
Most recently, Nicole held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Denver’s Early Childhood Council, where she helped build a team of 30 staff and an organizational operating budget of $5.5 million over the course of 8 years.
EXPERT PANEL (More to be announced!)
- Kate Kalstein, Kate Kalstein Consulting, Universal Pre-K Expert
- Pat Bolton, Triad Early Childhood Council
- Carrie Kennedy, Family Child Care Home Provider in Arvada