As the parent of a child 0-8, you want to know about accessible, high-quality and affordable options for childcare and preschool in your region. You’d like support in being the best advocate for your child when she or he starts school. And, you want age-specific information on the development and learning that takes place at such a rapid pace in the early years of life. Click on the logos of the organizations below and get easy access to all these resources and more.
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Department of Human Services/OEC
The Colorado Office of Early Childhood provides collaborative leadership to align programs and resources for children, families, and early childhood professionals to best prepare Coloradans for future success. Through access to coordinated and quality early childhood programs and family supports, the Office works to ensure all children are kindergarten-ready, all children develop in safe, stable and nurturing environments, and all children have the tools necessary for resiliency in early childhood. Learn more »
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Earlier Is Easier is a collaborative led by early childhood literacy professionals from the Denver Public Library, Reach Out and Read Colorado and the Colorado Parent & Child Foundation. They have joined forces with more than 20 early childhood organizations to promote the value of interacting with children from birth to three.
Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition – Parent involvement is the key that opens the door for children’s success in school. The Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition (CSPC) strongly believes this, and for over 30 years has worked to assure that parents are provided with the tools that they need to help their children be successful in school.
Unite for Literacy:
Unite for Literacy offers free online picture books for children 0-8 to enjoy with the loving adults in their lives. Families can read and hear these books, which celebrate our diverse cultures and languages, from any mobile device with internet access.
The Family Resource Center Association provides public advocacy, capacity building, and resource development to strengthen its statewide network of family resource centers as they bring help and hope to Colorado families.