A plan to help all Colorado children be ready to succeed in school and in life.
Colorado has made great strides in its early childhood mixed-delivery system. However, there is still much to be accomplished in providing children and families with equitable access to high-quality early childhood programs and services. In partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood, the Early Childhood Leadership Commission, Child Trends, and Marzano Research (Marzano), Early Milestones Colorado (Milestones) is creating Colorado’s five-year strategic plan for children birth through age five and their families (Colorado Shines Brighter Birth through Five Strategic Plan).
Milestones has gathered stakeholder input through interviews, focus groups, and a survey, while Marzano has collected input from Colorado families. Along with data obtained through the Colorado Shines Brighter Birth through Five Needs Assessment, this information will inform a strategic plan to be released in January 2020 that builds upon state and local activities and addresses the needs of children, their families, their communities, and the state early childhood system.
This project was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0009-01-00, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.