Things are slow, and I miss you....so here is a question to see if I can not only find some answers to my own quest.....but get some chatter going here again. In my community we have few collaborations between the K-12 programs and the preschool programs. Things like alignment meetings, or transferring files from Early Ed Experiences to K-12. I sit on a Community Committee that seeks to improve this gap in services. Within our committee we have some great collaborations and there are many organizations there: Head Start, ECEAP (state funded), Family Home programs, Library Systems ( group of libararies in many towns headed by one overarching group), Early Reading Foundation, and the Education Service District which just recently funded (through grant dollars and only short term) a Early Ed Director. In your area, in your niche, how do you feel the community collaborations are going? Do you feel heard and respected? Do your collaborations seem to be only between you and a couple of people in other settings or are they systemic? Thanks.