Colleen Finch

Southern Tier

Colleen has more than 20 years of experience in the early childhood field as a teacher, assistant director, education services coordinator, quality enhancement specialist, and education specialist. Most recently as an early childhood specialist with the Region II Head Start T/TA Network, she provided expertise to programs through consultation and other technical assistance strategies to support them in planning; providing quality services, professional development, meeting or exceeding standards; and building internal capacity. Her focus was high quality early childhood interactions and practices that support grantee progress towards meeting established school readiness goals—focusing on the use of child and program data to make decisions about approaches to working with teachers, home visitors, other direct-services staff and parents. Colleen holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and program administration from Cazenovia College.