About Us

Denver’s Early Childhood Council is a coalition of leaders across Denver committed to working together on behalf of our youngest children. We help children thrive by working to provide equitable access to quality child care and early learning experiences.

About DECC

Inform, Support, Develop

We provide the latest information, resources, and professional development opportunities to early learning providers in Denver, helping them and the families they serve stay informed about quality care and improving the learning environment and safety of children.

We work directly with early learning providers to enhance the quality of their services and to strengthen the early childhood profession.

  • Research shows that high quality early learning programs benefit all children and better prepare low-income, at-risk children for success in school.
  • Children served in higher quality child care programs have shown greater developmental growth and higher percentages of school readiness than children in other child care or non-child care settings.

Collaborate, Advocate, Advance

We are a hub, a change agent, and a leading voice in advocating for policy and practices that strengthen the early childhood system overall.


Denver’s Early Childhood Council helps to advance policy and systems change that make high-quality care and learning available to thousands of children who otherwise may not have access. Our face-to-face work with early learning/child care providers, early childhood advocates, and other partners helps us understand what is needed in the community as we work to build higher quality early learning experiences for all young children in Denver.