The Douglas County Early Childhood Council

The Douglas County Early Childhood Council is dedicated to helping parents and child care providers learn about programs and services for young children, birth to age 5. A child’s early learning experiences help shape the ways they grow and thrive as they move through their youngest years, school-age and into adulthood. We offer resources and supports to help parents make the most of these early years so that their children adapt well and succeed in life.

Our Mission

The mission of Douglas County Early Childhood Council is to promote the development of the whole child, birth to five, by fostering collaboration with families and providers.  We are dedicated to providing awareness and access to high quality resources and supports; and utilizing community partnerships to ensure every child has a nurturing and responsive early childhood experience.

Our Vision

We strive to ensure all Douglas County families and early learning professionals have an awareness of and equitable access to high quality early childhood services, systems, and supports.

Our Values

Family and Provider Partnerships – We actively seek to partner with families and providers to benefit young children.

Integrity – We consistently hold ourselves accountable to our mission and vision.

Collaboration – We collaborate with each other and our stakeholders to achieve shared goals.

Inclusion – We embrace the inclusion of all families in early childhood care and education regardless of background, identity, and circumstance.

Equity – We believe in providing equitable access to early childhood opportunities and resources.

Communication – We communicate information and resources to increase families’ understanding of child development and parenting.

The Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines

The Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines describe the path of children’s learning and development from birth to age 8. They’re designed so that everyone who cares for young children can play an important part in giving Colorado’s kids a healthy start. The Office of Early Childhood developed tools to help parents and caregivers, early childhood professionals, and child advocates access and use the Guidelines.

Classes for parents and providers!

View our calendar of Classes.