ELRC Region 17 acts as a connection among support systems and between support systems. We have created a Health and Safety Regional Task Force which brings together professionals in a regional, collaborative effort. The Task Force provides coordinated, consistent health and safety-related supports to ECE providers. We work together to identify needs, maximize resources, and leverage local and statewide strengths to address needs and improve services.
The Health and Safety Regional Task Force is 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 has created a Task Force informed by an assessment of the needs of providers in the region. The individual expertise and strengths of each task force member guides the work and the allocation of effort. Now more than ever, we need to work together to ensure that health and safety is at the forefront of early childhood education.