According to authorizing legislation (HB07-1062), it is the role of Colorado’s 30 Early Childhood Councils to:
“Improve and sustain the availability, accessibility, capacity and quality of early childhood services for children and families throughout the state.”
Early childhood services are defined by the legislation as including:
Family Support and Parent Education
Social, Emotional, and Mental Health
Early Childhood Councils across Colorado bring together dedicated partners from each of these service areas to coordinate, increase and improve the education, health, social/emotional, and parenting opportunities available to all young children and their families.
View a more detailed description of the important role Councils play in Colorado’s early childhood system.