Who We Are

Our core values, beliefs, members, and passion. 

Who is the Confluence Early Childhood Education Coalition?

We are business, education, non-profit, and parent leaders that live and work in the Parachute to Aspen region.

Our Dedicated Members

Our Core Beliefs

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Early Childhood Investments Are an Important Strategy to Advance Equity

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Public Policy Is One Essential Lever to Making Sustainable Change for Our Community

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A Multi-Stakeholder Approach Is Crucial to Ensure Smart Programs and Successful Change

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State and Local Policies Should Be Aligned and Working Together to Support Families

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Regional Collaboration Is Essential for Our Rural-Resort Community

Our Coalition Director

Maggie Tolan Tiscornia is the Coalition Director of the Confluence Early Childhood Education (CECE) Coalition.

After finishing her BA in Political Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Maggie moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina to perfect her Spanish and volunteer for community development projects. She ended up staying for several years, earning a Master’s degree in International Relations and then working as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the Buenos Aires City Government. Maggie also completed her Master’s in Development Management at the London School of Economics, where she immersed herself in research on the multidimensional aspects of poverty and disadvantage and led consultancy projects for CARE International and Ugandan social enterprise, Enjuba.

Before joining our team, Maggie worked for a national Veteran nonprofit, Challenge America where she used a human-centered design approach to listen and understand the challenges and needs of the Veteran population. Maggie was at Challenge America for six years and helped the organization to create and scale a Music Therapy program that has now expanded to 15 VA sites across the country, a Veteran Arts Community with over 6k members and a peer support community for women Veterans with over 5k members.

Maggie is excited to bring a human-centered design approach to the Coalition’s work to create inclusive solutions with our community in mind.

Happiest living in the Rocky Mountains, Maggie loves the outdoors and staying active all year around - from backpacking and river sports in the summer to skiing in the winter.