This initiative was a unique partnership between Early Milestones, eight Colorado-based foundations, the Butler Institute for Families, and communities throughout Colorado. Partners worked to improve social-emotional and developmental outcomes for Colorado’s young children and families, support system-level collaboration, and reduce mental health disparities among vulnerable populations. Learn More
CoAIMH, a statewide nonprofit membership organization, promotes education and research related to infant and early childhood mental health (ECMH). Learn More
With federal funding for local systems-building, the state initiated Project BLOOM, a first-in-the-nation effort in four Colorado communities. Several improvements emerged: diagnostic training, the introduction of mental health consultation, professional competencies, and care coordination and integration.
A collaboration of three major early childhood initiatives and the Division of Behavioral Health focused on comprehensive system building and developed a strategic plan in 2008.
With federal funding, the University of Colorado established the Colorado Pyramid Center. The Pyramid Model is a framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s healthy social and emotional development. In 2020, the Colorado Pyramid Plus Center transitioned to Healthy Child Care Colorado with support from the Buell Foundation. Learn…