Early Childhood Communication Efforts in Colorado

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Birth to Eight Roadmap

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Birth to Eight Roadmap Appendices

I.      Source Documents (Denver Plan 2020, Early Childhood Colorado Framework, Mayor’s Goals for Youth)
II.     The Denver Landscape Maps and Data
III.    Education Counsel Academic Research
IV.    Denver Landscape Analysis
V.     Boston Site Visit Learning Agenda and Trip Report
VI.    Denver Public Schools Early Literacy 2020 Plan
VII.   Birth to Eight Roadmap Steering Committee Members
VIII.  Birth to Eight Advisory Committee Members


Colorado Data

By the Numbers

State and county-level data on child well-being “2016 Kids Count in Colorado.” Colorado Children’s Campaign.

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Assessment of the needs and resources in Colorado communities across early learning, family, health and mental health “2011 Colorado Early Childhood Needs Assessment.”

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Colorado Governance and Alignment

Early Childhood Leadership Commission

Advancing the alignment, coordination and efficiency of early childhood programs and services.

Learn more about the Early Childhood Leadership Commission (ECLC).

Early Childhood Colorado Framework

An update of the original Framework to reflect the current early childhood context, investments and initiatives in Colorado.

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Science of Early Childhood

A Biodevelopmental Framework

The science behind “How Early Experiences Get Into the Body: A Biodevelopmental Framework.” Harvard Center on the Developing Child.

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Policy

Return on Investment

The benefits of investing in early and equal development of human potential “The Heckman Equation.”

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Systems Building

The “what” and the “how” of state early childhood systems “A Framework for State Leadership and Action in Building the Components of an Early Childhood System.” BUILD Initiative.

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Policy Framework

Policy areas essential for the healthy growth and  development of young children “Alliance for Early Success Policy Framework.”

Learn more about the Alliance and its approach to policy.


Focus on Health

Healthy Children, Healthy Communities

Time to Act: Investing in the Health of Our Children and Communities. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America.

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Infants and Toddlers

Focus on the Early Years

Focus on the early years “Putting the Pieces Together for Infants and Toddlers. ZERO to THREE.”

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PK-3 Transitions

Innovative Approaches

PK-3 – What Is It and How Do We Know It Works? Foundation for Child Development. Read complete report.

A vision for PreK-3rd grade approaches to improve children’s learning opportunities: Framework for Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating PreK-3rd Grade Approaches. Kristi Kauerz, University of Washington.

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