Denver's Early Childhood Council

A nonprofit organization

Empower teachers  |   Support innovation  |  Shape the future

Your donation helps child care providers access the foundational tools they need to ensure Denver's children experience high quality child care and early learning opportunities, complete with competent, compassionate social emotional support.


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

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. 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.

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


PO Box 102261
Denver, CO 80250

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US





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