August 15, 2022

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Colorado program is looking for a few good older workers

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As far as pandemic pivots go, Lisa Armao’s made a lot of sense. Her goal to set up an intergenerational preschool that paired older adults with mild dementia and preschoolers hit a wall after COVID-19 struck Colorado. 

Schools went remote. Adults who could, stayed home. And her financial supporters, Boomers Leading Change, morphed into Experience Engaged but then, essentially, ended up retiring. Armao got to continue her program. It’s called Early Childhood Service Corps, which trains healthy adults over 50 to assist Colorado understaffed preschools. The first cohort graduates in May with an Early Childhood Teacher certification — plus a paying part-time job if they want it.

Mike Van Meter, who is training to become a preschool substitute, takes notes during his student…

Tamara Chuang

2022-04-09 04:56:00

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