Jeffco Bright Futures Roadmap

Initiative Overview.  A public-private partnership of Jefferson County community leaders in education, health, business, and local government has launched Jeffco’s Bright Futures Roadmap. This initiative will develop a county-wide vision to support Jeffco’s youngest children and families, building upon existing community strengths and assets, utilizing data to identify needs, and leveraging research and best practices. Through a robust community engagement process, the Bright Futures Roadmap initiative will articulate a shared, community-wide roadmap for equitably serving Jeffco’s children, birth through eight years old, and their families.

The final roadmap, inclusive of actionable recommendations, will be published in December 2019. Recommendations will focus on how the community can support parents in their role as their children’s first and most important teacher; emphasize parent engagement and interaction; and address critical whole-child development transitions for infants and toddlers, preschoolers, and students from kindergarten through 3rd grade. 

Initiative Leadership & Community Engagement. In 2019, the Bright Futures Roadmap Steering Committee will complete a thorough and culturally-responsive engagement process to develop and vet key priorities for the Jeffco Bright Futures Roadmap. The co-chairs of the initiative include: County Commissioner Lesley Dahlkemper, Dr. Jason Glass, Superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools, Dr. Mark Johnson, Executive Director of Jeffco Public Health, and Kristi Pollard, President & CEO, Jeffco Economic Development Corporation.

The Bright Futures Roadmap Steering Committee is comprised of parent and family representatives, early childhood professionals including community child care providers, local government representatives, school district, business, faith-based, and other civic leaders.

Three additional meetings will be open to all interested community members to learn about the initiative and provide feedback on the strengths and needs of Jefferson County and the direction of the roadmap.

Jeffco Bright Futures Roadmap Stakeholder Meetings 2019

  • Stakeholder Meeting #1: March 1st, 12 – 1:30 pm, Golden, CO
  • Stakeholder Meeting #2: May 10th, 12 – 1:30 pm
  • Stakeholder Meeting #3: November 1st, 12 – 1:30 pm

Jeffco’s Bright Futures Roadmap is led by Jeffco Public Schools and community partners and is supported by Early Milestones Colorado, a nonprofit that advances success for young children across the state by accelerating innovation, use of best practices, and systemic change. For questions, email