SUPPORTING DENVER’S BRIGHT FUTURE

All children deserve access to high-quality early care and learning.

Denver’s Early Childhood Council works to ensure our community’s youngest children and families have a strong local system that supports children’s healthy development, school readiness, and family well-being and stability.

We work with child care professionals, health and mental health care providers, the school district, local leaders, and many other partners to enhance the quality and availability of child care and early education opportunities for Denver children.

One of 34 regional Early Childhood Councils in Colorado, we serve as Denver’s early childhood hub. Denver’s Early Childhood Council connects child care professionals to training, funding, and support so that they can focus on what they do best: provide high-quality care and learning environments for our youngest children.

We support professionals to stay current on the ever-changing landscape of scientific innovations in early childhood. We also help Denver’s child care programs navigate the complex landscape of early childhood regulations and requirements.

Regular updates on funding opportunities, scientific innovation, and other news that impacts Colorado’s early childhood community.

WHAT WE DO

Denver’s Early Childhood Council works to build a strong and sustainable early childhood system that meets the needs of young children and families.

We are the leading source of training, support, and information about funding and other resources for early childhood professionals and child care programs in the City and County of Denver.

OUR IMPACT

From 2019-2020 annual report

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COACHING

Hours of coaching provided to early childhood teachers

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INVESTING

Invested to enhance quality in Denver early childhood programs

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TRAINING

Individuals received professional development training

OUR CORE FOCUS AREAS

Denver’s Early Childhood Council works at the individual, program and system level.

Working in broad partnership across agencies, silos and funding streams, Denver’s Early Childhood Council advances a seamless, effective early childhood system with children and families at the center. We guide early childhood programs to create and sustain consistent, supportive environments, while supporting individuals to enter and grow professionally in the field of early care and learning.

SYSTEMS BUILDING

  • Provide resources and referrals to child care programs 
  • Listen, learn and advance effective practices 
  • Build and support collaborative opportunities 
  • Advocate for relevant child care and workforce policies 
  • Promote social-emotional health and well-being 
  • Increase prenatal- to-3 resources

QUALITY INITIATIVES

  • Provide support to navigate the quality rating process
  • Offer business support and technical assistance
  • Convene home visitation and family, friend, neighbor programs 
  • Provide coaching services and group training

CAREER PATHWAYS

  • Host professional development and training opportunities
  • Advise and coach on early childhood career and education paths

MISSION, VISION & HISTORY

MISSION & PURPOSE

Elevate the early childhood field through innovative and inclusive leadership, services, and solutions.

HISTORY

Learn more about the history and impact of Denver’s Early Childhood Council and Colorado’s network of 34 Early Childhood Councils.

VISION & VALUES

Our vision of a community where the diverse needs of all young children and their families are supported is guided by our shared values.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Learn more about career and contractor opportunities with Denver’s Early Childhood Council.

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

Our mission is powered by a dedicated staff team, a governing Board of Directors and an Oversight Council. Get to know the people behind Denver’s Early Childhood Council.

STAFF TEAM

Meet our team of professionals

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet the community leaders that serve on our Board of Directors.

OVERSIGHT COUNCIL

Meet the members of our volunteer oversight council.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

ORIGINAL 1023 501(C)(3) TAX EXEMPTION APPLICATION

MOST RECENT COPIES OF IRS FORM 990

ALWAYS MOVING FORWARD

“It’s fine to coordinate funds to meet as many community needs as you can. It’s much better to build a local system that is strong enough to survive the ebb and flow of funds, leadership, state and local priorities while always moving forward to build a better system for our kids. That’s what Denver’s Early Childhood Council has achieved.”

— Sharon Triolo Moloney, Colorado Department of Education (ret.), Board Vice Chair

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