Denver Preschool Program

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Read the discussions on preschool and beyond.

The Denver Preschool Program is a leader in early childhood education. We believe that good information is critical to making good policy, and most importantly, to making good decisions about a child’s education and development.
There is a considerable body of research on the benefits of quality early childhood education and care. The following are just some of the organizations working in this field.

Colorado Organizations:

The Institute at Clayton Early Learning

Clayton Early Learning provides national leadership to advance the field of early childhood education by researching, implementing and disseminating innovative teaching models. Clayton Early Learning harnesses the synergy of three dynamic initiatives – research, practice and training.

Denver Early Childhood Council

The Denver Early Childhood Council (DECC) provides resources for parents and families finding child care & preschool, financial resources, health & mental health resources and more.

Qualistar Colorado

Qualistar is a resource for connecting parents to quality programs.

Colorado Children's Campaign

The Colorado Children’s Campaign uses the most accurate, compelling data and research on child well-being backed by an extensive, statewide network of dedicated child advocate.

National Organizations:

NIEER - The National Institute for Early Education Research

NIEER is the leading researcher in the realm of early education & conducts research to support high-quality, effective early childhood education for all young children. Based at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, NIEER publishes The State of Preschool Yearbook 2013 with support of the PEW Charitable Trust.

Child Care and Educational Research Connections

This comprehensive collection includes scholarly research, policy briefs, government reports, data, and instruments from a wide range of disciplines and sources, including multiple federal agencies. Research Connections compiles and distributes bibliographies, develops issue briefs, and synthesizes research on key topics


Chalkbeat is a resource for the latest news related to healthy schools, safe schools and teaching and learning. The site provides a chat room for questions and answers, and weekly round-ups regarding the hottest school news as well as a searchable database of every school in the state.

National Association for the Education of Young Children

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 80,000 members, a national network of more than 300 state and local Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.


The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies is a national partnership designed to help parents find quality child care, get the latest information on child development and parenting issues. To help you better judge quality when you’re considering which child care program is right for your child, NACCRRA has created an easy-to-use booklet.