Early Education Philosophy

The philosophy of the Early Education Department is to create an integrated and comprehensive system of diverse, high quality early childhood education and care services. This system of services will enhance the development of young children so they succeed throughout their academic career; support families in their role as nurturers and first teachers; and meet the needs and financial abilities of Denver’s working parents.

Birth to Eight Roadmap

In late 2015, Denver Public Schools invited early childhood community leaders
to launch the Birth to Eight Roadmap initiative, a new effort that seeks to
dramatically improve outcomes and close opportunity gaps amongst the city’s
youngest learners. Read more…

Play, Learn, Succeed: Early Education Video

Play, Learn, Succeed: Early Education

2017-18 Academic Year

ECE specific nonstudent contact dates for teachers and paraprofessionals:

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017
  • Monday, November 6, 2017
  • Friday, March 16, 2018