BUILD systems that create the best standards for child care and early learning


    SUPPORT and develop the potential of child care professionals


    Collaborate to increase QUALITY in early learning environments

To promote the community’s health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Denver’s Early Childhood Council is providing remote-only participation options for select meetings, trainings, and events. Though our physical office is currently closed, we continue to provide services and solutions to the early education community. Visit our Events page for updates. Visit our COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources for Providers page and our COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources for Families page for more information.

It Starts with Access

At Denver’s Early Childhood Council, we believe all children deserve access to high quality child care and early learning experiences.

Every day we work with child care providers, policy makers and other partners to enhance the quality and availability of child care and early education opportunities for children, because when children and their families – and those who serve them – are supported, our community is strengthened.

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What we Do

Serving as Denver’s early childhood hub, we provide information, funding resources and ongoing training opportunities for child care and early learning professionals, helping them stay current on ever-changing requirements and new innovations in the field.

Early childhood councils focus on three domains of early childhood, with the child and family at the center:

Throughout our daily interactions with child care and early learning professionals, we are always working to improve the access, quality and equity of services across the domains. We do this in collaboration with diverse stakeholders, including local and state agencies, businesses, health/mental health care advocacy organizations, and policy makers to align and strengthen our comprehensive early childhood system.