Denver's Early Childhood Council elevates the early childhood field through innovative and inclusive leadership, services and solutions.
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.
Thank you all for everything you have done to help us prepare for our rating. We would not be where we are if it hadn't been for the Council. I can't thank you each enough for all that you did, the support and encouragement you gave, and the expertise you offered.
Sally N. Roberts, M.Ed.
Treasureland Preschool, a Level 5 Colorado Shines rated program