Early Childhood Data, Policy & Research
At the core of early childhood systems building is the need to shape public policy that improves the lives of young children, using current research and data. In Denver, we have over 60,000 children under five, and our vision is that each of them enters kindergarten ready to learn. This means that not only are they academically prepared, but that they are thriving physically, socially and emotionally.
We know that school readiness is impacted by everything in a child's life starting even before their birth. From the quality of their child care to responsive pediatric services, the early years set the foundation for success in school and for the rest of life itself. We believe there is no greater investment.
Early Childhood Data
Our community data reveals a diverse city deeply impacted by the recession and the consequences of poverty. This has resulted in troubling disparities for our lower income children, and a greater demand on the services and systems working to counteract the struggles facing young children and their families. Our role is to leverage this data to catalyze change at both the programmatic and systems level.
An ongoing collection of Denver data policy and research in areas such as health and mental health, early education, population, and family economics.