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WPS Educator Picked to Lead Adams County Early Childhood Office

Former Westminster High School Assistant Principal Kelly Altizer has been selected as Director of the Adams County Local Coordinating Organization (LCO) to work with local agencies to increase access to affordable and high-quality early childhood and family services in the county. 

The LCO will work with the Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC), which has been mandated to provide at least ten hours of universal, high-quality preschool to every child in Colorado beginning in the 2023-24 school year.

In addition to early learning and kindergarten readiness programs, the Adams County LCO will support programs focused on:

  • Healthcare services and family well-being
  • Supplemental supports (e.g., Child Care Assistance Program)
  • Workforce reskilling and upskilling for parents with child support orders.

Altizer brings significant experience in early childhood education to the role, including experience as a preschool teacher and an early childhood instructional coach. Additionally, Altizer successfully opened the Early Learning Center at Perl Mack Community Center and helped to design and open the Early Learning Center at FM Day during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Altizer said she is thrilled to have been selected. “I am honored to have a role in this next step for early childhood education in Colorado,” she said. “The collaboration across Adams County and the impact this work will have on supporting families across the county is exciting.