OurRole

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

HB21-1304 Engagement

Engaging stakeholders in planning for a new department of early childhood and UPK implementation

Active

COVID-19 EC Research Partnership

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

Active

Transforming the Early Childhood Workforce in Colorado

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

Active

Recovery Summer Coalition

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

Active

Ideal Learning in Colorado

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

Active

Advancing Equity Within EC Systems

Amplifying community-based programs led by and serving Colorado families of color

Active

Oral Health Equity in Colorado’s EC Systems

Strategic planning to advance integrated and preventive oral health

Active

Engaging FFN Caregivers in EC Systems

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

Active

The Future of Preschool

Creating a vision for successful pre-K in Colorado.

Completed

LAUNCH Together

Colorado communities advancing children’s social-emotional health

Completed

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

Completed

Colorado Child Care Assistance Program Contracted Slots Pilot

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

Completed

Planning to Prevent Child Maltreatment

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

Completed

Jeffco Bright Futures Roadmap

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

Completed