Strengthening Working Families Initiative

In partnership with the Community College of Aurora and the Community College of Denver, and using a two-generation model, ECPAC is supporting Child Care Navigation for parents of young children (0-12) who are returning to school to obtain a certificate and a job in a high-demand, high-growth field, such as Advanced Manufacturing, Business, Healthcare and … Read more >

Early Learning Quality Improvement Program

ECPAC provides comprehensive quality improvement support to licensed child care programs (Centers and Family Child Care Homes) as well as to informal child care providers (Families, Friends, and Neighbors). Support includes professional development training, on-site coaching or implementation support, and funding for learning materials. Additionally, ECPAC works closely with the local mental health center to … Read more >


Through collaboration with key partners, ECPAC supports a community-based support to improved/increased equitable access, affordability, and quality of cross-domain services and supports for young children and families. ECPAC has invested time and resources in long-term professional development and technical assistance to support community organizations in: 1. Intentionally implementing the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS) … Read more >

Comprehensive Coordinated Identification and Referral Best Practices

Through collaboration with key early childhood partners, ECPAC developed a comprehensive identification and referral process using best practices to break down barriers for families accessing indicated cross-domain services and supports. ECPAC provides training and implementation support to community multi-disciplinary service providers on use of the materials and process and monitors follow through rates. The process … Read more >

Social Emotional Development

Through collaboration with key early childhood partners, ECPAC is supporting social emotional development of children ages 0-8 through public awareness/parent education campaign, parenting classes, and training for early childhood cross-domain service providers.

Early Literacy

In collaboration with key early childhood partners, ECPAC supports early literacy development with families of children ages 0-5 through a public awareness/parent education campaign and parenting classes using best practices. While classes are held throughout the County, they are concentrated in areas where elementary schools have very low reading scores. The primary purpose is to … Read more >

Mile High Early Learning Early Care and Education

Mile High Early Learning provides high quality early care and education with a focus on serving the most vulnerable children and families. Using a Montessori inspired approach, children develop social competency, a habit of concentration, initiative and persistence, pride in the physical environment and a life-long joy of learning – all qualities which engender school … Read more >

Babies Ready for College

Babies Ready for College is an educational program for expectant parents and families, as well as Family, Friend, and Neighbor care providers of children birth to 3 years that provides strategies and skills to caregivers so they can more effectively support children’s healthy growth and development. BRFC is also the umbrella program for its complementary … Read more >

Head Start Collaboration Office

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 … Read more >

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 served as lead recipient for LAUNCH Together in Denver, a … Read more >