We serve as Denver's early childhood hub; leveraging resources, opportunities and connections to create a quality system that impacts the lives of children and their families.
Denver's Early Childhood Council was created in 1992 by then Denver Public Schools Superintendent Evie Dennis, and Mayor Wellington Webb to address a systemic need, and manage the quality improvements in Denver's Early Childhood Education (ECE) centers. The Council has fostered collaboration among providers, government agencies, and policy advocates, to plan, implement, coordinate and incubate ECE improvements and innovations. In addition to its role as City/District collaborator and as a network for ECE stakeholders, early staff members managed the Consolidated Child Care Pilot Project (Pilot) for Denver prior to becoming established as an early childhood council. The Pilot was part of a state program to encourage the consolidation of ECE funding sources, collaborative early childhood service delivery, quality improvements and family engagement. In 2011, Denver's Early Childhood Council became an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization.
Denver's Early Childhood Council is a great resource, and has provided funds for needed materials and quality coaching to our center, children, parents/guardians and teachers. Classes and trainings have also been provided for us at no cost. The staff at the Council are knowledgeable, friendly and a joy to work with!
El Mundo Feliz
Bilingual Preschool & Child Care Center