Mission and Vision

Early Milestones Colorado is a nonprofit organization that advances success for young children across the state by accelerating innovation, use of best practices and systemic change. Milestones envisions a Colorado in which every child is valued, healthy and prepared to thrive in school and in life.

Our Role



We are a nonpartisan organization that strategically engages with diverse partners to enhance the value of all the work being done across Colorado. Our unique role as an intermediary allows us to connect the best resources with key partners that include:

  • Local communities across Colorado
  • Organizations that work with families and young children
  • Colorado state agencies
  • State and national public and private partners

Committed to the Early Childhood Colorado Framework, Early Milestones works across system sectors with a focus on prenatal through age eight:

  • Family support and education
  • Health and well-being
  • Learning and development

Our work is guided by the following core operating principles:

  • A whole-child focus
  • Family-centered practices
  • Research
  • Sustainability
  • Accountability