Early Milestones harnesses the research-policy-practice loop to create equitable and sustainable solutions to challenges facing children, families, and service providers.

Explore our initiatives that span the Early Childhood Colorado Framework to learn more.

Our Initiatives

COVID-19 EC Research Partnership

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 and ensuring the future of Colorado's early childhood sector


LAUNCH Together

Colorado communities advancing children’s social-emotional health


Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in Colorado

A public-private partnership promoting innovations to build a strong and stable early childhood workforce


The Future of Preschool

Quality pre-kindergarten (pre-K) increases school readiness. When paired with a quality K-12 experience, it also leads to significant gains in academic achievement, college completion, and employment.


Ideal Learning in Colorado

Exploring the barriers to and opportunities for broader adoption of Ideal Learning models in pre-kindergarten through third grade


Planning to Prevent
Child Maltreatment

Mobilizing action and aligning strategies in communities across Colorado to promote strong families


Colorado Child Care Assistance Program Contracted Slots Pilot

An innovative strategy to increase supply and expand access to quality child care


Colorado Shines Brighter Birth through Five Strategic Plan

The state’s five-year plan to help all children be ready to succeed in school and in life


Jeffco Bright Futures Roadmap

A shared community vision with actionable strategies to support Jefferson County’s youngest children and their families