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


Recovery Summer Coalition

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


The Future of Preschool

Creating a vision for successful pre-K in Colorado.


Engaging FFN Caregivers in the EC System

Ensuring that family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers are recognized, supported, and integrated into system improvement efforts


Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in Colorado

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


Ideal Learning in Colorado

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


LAUNCH Together

Colorado communities advancing children’s social-emotional health


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


Colorado Child Care Assistance Program Contracted Slots Pilot

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


Planning to Prevent Child Maltreatment

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


Jeffco Bright Futures Roadmap

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