Denver's Early Childhood Council

Empower teachers. Support innovation. Shape the future. Your donation helps equip child care providers with the foundational tools they need to ensure all children receive high quality child care and early learning experiences along with competent, compassionate social emotional support.

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Official Name
Denver Early Childhood Council, Inc.​​​​​​​
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Denver's Early Childhood Council
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Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
Child Care Credit
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3532 Franklin Street
Suite F
Denver, CO 80205
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Mission Statement

Denver's Early Childhood Council elevates the early childhood field through innovative and inclusive leadership, services and solutions.

Organization History

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.

With gratitude,
Sally N. Roberts, M.Ed.
Treasureland Preschool, a Level 5 Colorado Shines rated program

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