East5ide Unified

East5ide Unified is a community-driven effort to build a thriving network of support systems and a community-wide commitment to leveling the playing field for young children so they can succeed in school and in life.

Building an Early Childhood System

Denver’s Early Childhood Council strives to ensure all children and families in Denver have equitable access to quality early childhood services and supports, and works strategically with community partners to align efforts and create more efficient and culturally responsive services. For example, the Denver Council serves as lead recipient for LAUNCH Together in Denver, a … Read more >

Professional Development/Career Pathways

One of the most critical driving factors for positive early childhood outcomes and school readiness is the presence of early childhood professionals who provide emotionally supportive environments and language-rich interactions for young children. The Council offers a wide range of training and education resources for professionals who care for children. This includes trainings focused on … Read more >

Quality Initiatives

The Council develops and leads Quality Initiatives (QI) in Denver’s early learning sector. These initiatives enhance both the availability and the quality of early childhood care and education in Denver, ultimately improving children’s school readiness and child outcomes by coordinating targeted resources to early care and education providers such as on-site coaching, training, quality learning … Read more >