New Report Highlights History and Impact of Early Childhood Councils

A new statewide report brings the systems-building work of Early Childhood Councils to life.

The history, work and impact of Colorado’s Early Childhood Councils is not well understood by most people and policymakers outside of early childhood. This report documents over two decades of progress on behalf of Colorado’s youngest children and their families, which has been driven by Councils at the local level.

Download the report here: Boots on the Ground: Advancing the Shared Vision for Colorado’s Children

The report is organized into six sections and case studies that examine the role of Colorado’s 34 Early Childhood Councils, their history, and the progress made toward advancing our shared vision that all children in our state are healthy, valued and thriving.

Denver’s Early Childhood Council was featured in the report for our early childhood workforce initiative program, where we created an accelerated pathway for individuals to earn their Early Childhood Teacher professional credential (page 40). Our work on creating technological solutions statewide, such as complex data tracking and effective operationalization of quality improvement investments through ecConnect was also featured (page 42).

We’re excited to share this report with you and we encourage you to do the same with your networks!