Sewall Child Development Center

A nonprofit organization

Sewall provides fully inclusive services to more than 500 children of all abilities, including special needs. Your support will allow us to maintain our unique inclusive model - serving children of all abilities, backgrounds, and needs together.


"It was amazing to watch our son's progress at Sewall. My husband summed it up best when he said that Tyler had always been in his own little world -- but now, for the first time in his life, he really wants to be in ours."
- Julie O'Neil, mom of Tyler, a Sewall student with autism

"Finding Sewall and enrolling Elliot there is one of the best decisions we have made. I am so grateful that we found such a wonderful place where Elliot has so much love shown to him everyday -- by his teachers, his therapists and his peers. We have found a place for Elliot where he is not different, but just another one of the kids."
- Mary Corbett, Mom of Elliot, a Sewall student with special needs

"Initially, we were attracted to Sewall because of the low student-teacher ratio and the highly trained and skilled staff. But the benefits for our children were so much greater. The encouragement and supportive environment do wonders for self esteem and the exposure to a diverse population of children with varying talents and abilities teach life lessons of acceptance, cooperation and being inclusive. Sewall is an "undiscovered gem" outside of the special needs community. Families with typically developing children need to be made aware of Sewall as an excellent early childhood option for any child."
- Charon Earnest, parent of 2 Sewall graduates and Board Member


Sewall Child Development Center provides inclusive, joyful learning environments using the power of partnerships, diversity, and belonging to enrich the social and academic growth of every child and family.

Background Statement

Sewall Child Development Center has a rich history of providing high-quality services to children in the Denver Metro area. Established in 1944, Sewall began as an organization providing services to people with disabilities, evolving to focus its services on high quality, inclusive early childhood education with a wide range of support. With 79 years of experience, Sewall continues its strong reputation and serves young children of all abilities, including those who are neuro-diverse (e.g. disabilities/special needs). Sewall offers a full range of programs to meet its goals: infant-toddler home based and onsite services, inclusive preschool in 6 sites with over half providing full day options, direct and indirect transdisciplinary consultation to children with disabilities in 45 Head Start classrooms, a Diagnostic and Evaluation clinic for children under the age of 12, and family advocacy trainings. Currently Sewall serves more than 500 children and 335 are from low-income backgrounds. Sewall continues to fulfill its mission to provide inclusive, joyful learning environments using the power of partnerships, diversity, and belonging to enrich the social and academic growth of every child and family.

Join us on Colorado Gives Day and help us continue to be a beacon of hope for children and families in Colorado. Together, we can make a lasting impact and create a brighter future for all children.

Organization Data


Organization name

Sewall Child Development Center

other names

Sewall, The Denver Society for Crippled Children, The Denver Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Sewall Center for Crippled Children, Sewall Rehabilitation Center

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Large Organization

Colorado State Tax Credits

Colorado Child Care Credit


940 Fillmore Street
Denver, CO 80206

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US





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