Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission


The purpose of Early Childhood Leadership Commission is to improve outcomes for young children ages birth to eight and their families by advancing the alignment, coordination, and efficiency of programs and services.


Who We Are

The Commission is a bipartisan public-private partnership of 35 state leaders and decision makers, established in statute (SB 10-195).  Commissioners include business and philanthropic leaders, legislators, early childhood service providers, and representatives from workforce, public education health and other state and community stakeholders.


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Our Strategy

The Early Childhood Colorado Framework is the Commission’s guide for developing a comprehensive, coordinated service delivery system for Colorado’s youngest children.  This high-level leadership commission will accelerate and sustain Colorado’s commitment to improving outcomes for young children.  The Commission will:

    • Develop an inter-agency data system to help streamline services, drive continuous quality improvement, and promote shared accountability.
    • Recommend a state-level oversight and coordination structure for early childhood that increases efficiency and supports equity and access for children and families.
    • Improve the quality, access and capacity of early childhood services across all sectors.


The Commission meets annually in joint session with the Governor and Health and Human Services and Education Committees of the House and Senate to provide recommendations on these issues.




How does public policy impact children and families?


The National Center for Children in Poverty’s Family Resource Simulator is an online policy analysis tool that can show the impact of federal and state work support benefits on the budgets of low- to moderate-income families. By clicking the link above, you can see how a hypothetical family’s resources and expenses change as earnings increase, taking public benefits into account.