Denver's Early Childhood Council

A nonprofit organization

Empower teachers  |   Support innovation  |  Shape the future 

Denver’s Early Childhood Council believes that all children deserve access to high-quality early care and learning. Your support helps ensure Denver's youngest children have a strong local system that supports healthy development, school readiness, and family well-being and stability.

 Why early childhood? A child’s early years have lifelong physical, social, and emotional impacts. The experiences children have early in life play a crucial role in the development of the brain, which provides the foundation for all future learning, behavior, and health. A strong foundation helps children develop the skills they need to become well-functioning adults. 

How can you help ensure higher quality experiences for young children? The research is clear: the quality of the early learning environment is directly tied to the training, knowledge, and capacity of teachers and caregivers. Denver's Early Childhood Council is at the forefront of providing tools and resources to early learning professionals so that the kids can thrive.

Your donation will go directly to making Denver early learning environments better for kids.  


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

"I have been a director for eight years and cannot emphasize how supportive business services and coaching at Denver's Early Childhood Council have been during that time. When I am faced with a new dilemma or unsure how to approach something in my role, they are often one of my first calls."

-Mary Nelson, Director, Denver Cooperative Preschool

Background Statement

Denver's Early Childhood Council was created by Denver Public Schools Superintendent Evie Dennis, and Mayor Wellington Webb in 1992 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.

Organization Data


Organization name

Denver's Early Childhood Council

other names

Denver's Early Childhood Council

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Education, Public & Societal Benefit

Organization Size

Large Organization

Colorado State Tax Credits

Colorado Child Care Credit


PO Box 102261
Denver, CO 80250

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US





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