Colorado has made great strides in its early childhood mixed-delivery system. However, more is needed to provide children and families equitable access to high-quality services. Through preschool development grant federal funding managed by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood, Early Milestones partnered with Child Trends and Marzano Research to create Colorado’s five-year strategic plan for children birth through age five and their families.
With guidance from the Early Childhood Leadership Commission, input from families and service providers and findings from the Colorado Shines Brighter Needs Assessment informed Colorado’s strategic plan. Colorado’s plan builds upon current activities and addresses the needs of families, communities, and the state’s early childhood system.