Partnering to support equitable and accessible, whole child summer learning.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted opportunities for learning.

In February, Early Milestones and the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) sent an open letter launching the Recovery Summer Coalition. Centered on equity, the coalition prioritizes partnerships with families in the work to provide children both learning and social-emotional opportunities this summer.

This is a collective effort; our school systems cannot, and should not, carry this burden alone. More than 60 partner organizations are taking action now to respond to parent desires and support whole child learning recovery.

The Context

of parents feel their children are learning less through remote learning, compared to in-person learning
DPS Parents Poll, Keating Research, January 2021

of parents need learning resources outside what schools provide to help children understand a lesson or catch up with the rest of the class.
DPS Parents Poll, Keating Research, January 2021

of parents worry the pandemic is affecting their child’s mental health and emotional well-being
National Parents Union Survey, March 2021