Colorado’s Head Start Collaboration Office has established six priorities:

Partner with state child care systems highlighting the EHS-CC Partnership Initiatives
Work with state efforts to collect data regarding early childhood programs and child outcomes
Support the expansion and access of high quality, workforce and career opportunities for staff
Working with state Quality Rating Improvement Systems (QRIS)
Work with state school systems to make sure the relationship between Head Start and Kindergarten Entrance Assessment (KEA) continues
Any additional regional priorities
Head Start Collaboration Offices Work Together
Communication: Arrange stakeholder groups for information sharing, planning, partnering and serving as an outlet of information between regional offices and early childhood systems at the state and local levels.
Access: Ensure Head Start agencies can provide the resources that help children and families have access to needed services.
​Systems: Support policy, planning, partnerships and cross agency state systems for early childhood, including the State Advisory Council, that include and serve the Head Start community.​​

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

System Coordination

Service Area(s):

Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Denver, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Teller, Washington, Weld, Yuma, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Population(s) Served:

Prenatal, Newborn, Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, Families, Caregivers, Teachers, Other Professionals

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Family Support & Education

Family engagement and leadership opportunities exist within programs, schools and communities
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Family Support & Education

Families advocate for high quality comprehensive services and supports that lead to future success
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Learning & Development

All children are ready for school and achieving by 3rd grade regardless of ability, race, place, income, language and culture
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Health & Well-Being

Comprehensive health coverage and services are consistently utilized by pregnant women and children
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Health & Well-Being

All settings promote mental health and well-being through early identification, consultation and treatment
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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:


Organization Details:
Head Start Collaboration Office

1575 Sherman Street
Denver, Colorado 80203

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity