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 materials, technology, professional development, and technical assistance. The Council is a contracted provider of coaching and quality administration services for the Denver Preschool Program (DPP) and Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood. In total, the quality initiatives serve over 400 early care and education programs. Early care and education providers participating in the Council’s quality initiatives participate in the Colorado Shines Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) The quality rating helps ensure that investments are targeting needs in addition to impacting quality and child outcomes.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

Direct Service

Service Area(s):


Population(s) Served:

Caregivers, Teachers, Other Professionals

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Health & Well-Being

Settings and practices promote strong relationships, social and emotional development, appropriate nutrition and physical activity
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Health & Well-Being

All environments are safe, free of toxins, have affordable foods and offer physical activity
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Learning & Development

Learning experiences and environments are high quality, developmentally appropriate and affordable
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Learning & Development

Formal and informal care environments and education practices reach the highest levels of quality
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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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Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:


Organization Details:
Denver's Early Childhood Council

3532 Franklin Street
Suite F
Denver, Colorado 80205

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ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity