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

2016-17 Academic Year

Non-Student Contact Dates for ECE: Teachers & Paras

  • Monday, September 19, 2016-FULL DAY (all ECE teachers and paras)
  • Monday, November 7, 2016-full or partial day required (notification to be sent in Nov.) depending on current certifications in CPR/First Aid, Universal Precautions
  • Friday, March 17, 2016-Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (Information is subject to change)

Early Childhood Development
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Innovations in Primary Care: Relational, Developmental and Sustainable Approaches to Children and Families. Lecture to be delivered by Dr. Colleen Kraft, President-elect, American Academy of Pediatrics. Read more…