Milestones works with state and national stakeholders to advance innovative approaches in early childhood. Whether it’s integrating community health and well-being prevention efforts into other early childhood services or leveraging public funding with philanthropic dollars to make systemic change, Milestones is committed to incubating innovation.

Best Practices

Milestones partners to bring evidence-based and promising programs to scale in Colorado communities. Several foundations supported Milestones to design LAUNCH Together – a first in the nation public-private initiative which aims to improve the social and emotional health of young children and their families through a “no wrong door” approach to coordinated community-based services.

Project Type: Best Practices

LAUNCH Together

Social, emotional and mental health are essential to a child’s healthy development. LAUNCH Together was created from a vision shared by several Colorado foundations and inspired by the federally funded Project LAUNCH. It will ensur ...
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Systemic Change

We know meeting the diverse needs of children and families is no easy task. Therefore, Milestones collaborates with diverse partners in the public and private sector and across all early childhood domains to promote shared knowledge and goals. Milestones is partnering with the Early Childhood Leadership Commission in Colorado’s Office of Early Childhood and other organizations (Civic Canopy and the Marsico Institute for Early Learning and Literacy) to revise the Early Childhood Colorado Framework.

Project Type: Systemic Change

Early Childhood Colorado Framework Update

The Early Childhood Colorado Framework (Framework) was developed in 2008 as a resource and guide for comprehensive early childhood systems work in Colorado. In 2015, new research, state investments and progress on initiatives inspire ...
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Communicating What Works

Milestones believes in the exchange of ideas – to build knowledge, spur action and strengthen partnerships. Ongoing learning is a core Milestones strategy in our effort to bring the latest research and innovation to help address pressing issues in early childhood. Milestones is currently researching national education and engagement tools and state strategies to help inform Colorado’s public awareness efforts for parents and caregivers.

Project Type: Communicating What Works

Parent and Caregiver Education and Engagement: National Scan

Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. They deserve the best information about how to help their children grow-up valued, healthy and thriving. Many parents not only care for their own children but, through informa ...
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