Early childhood

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The CDHS Office of Early Childhood provides collaborative leadership to align resources for children, families, and early childhood professionals to best prepare Coloradans for future success, through access to coordinated and quality early childhood programs and family supports.

The office aligns itself with the goals set forth in the Early Childhood Colorado Framework to ensure all children are valued, healthy and thriving.

Colorado’s Early Intervention program provides supports and services to children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families from birth until age 3.

The Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines are designed to describe the path of children’s learning and development from birth to 8 years old. 

The Office of Early Childhood website lets parents search for Colorado Shines quality-rated programs and offers a number of resources for both parents and caregivers.