In 2015, the ECLC led the process to update the Early Childhood Colorado Framework originally created in 2008. A Framework Steering Committee, which included cross-sector experience and expertise, was formed to guide all content and graphic revisions. Hundreds of Colorado stakeholders participated via surveys, focus groups and meetings to inform the revision process.

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Early Childhood Colorado Framework Resources


This newly updated Framework promotes a shared vision for state agencies, local communities, and partner coalitions – across early learning and development, health and well-being, and family support and education.

The Framework is intended to foster collaboration to ensure all children in Colorado reach their developmental potential.

The Framework Working Group launched the Early Childhood Colorado Framework website, an interactive platform (www.EarlyChildhoodFramework.org) that allows organizations to share programs and best practices and align their work under the domains and outcomes of the Framework.

The Framework Working Group has developed marketing materials including flyers, Facebook graphics and Newsletter content to help early childhood organizations join the Framework website and share with others in their communities.

Colorado Leads the Way in Early Childhood- Let’s Keep It Going!