Now in its second year, the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC) is one of the nation's premier conferences focused on promoting and advancing early childhood education and the interests of children birth to 8 years of age. It seeks to bring together a broad array of stakeholders – early childhood practitioners, advocates, business leaders, policymakers – for high-quality presentations and rich dialogue on the wide variety of fields that impact early care and education.
Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children
The Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) is the state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. CAEYC is a professional membership organization that serves and acts on behalf of early childhood educators through advocacy, leadership and professional development. CAEYC promotes high quality, developmentally appropriate, accessible early childhood care and educational services for Colorado’s young children.
Colorado Head Start Association
The Colorado Head Start Association supports the work of Head Start programs and their partners with information sharing and advocacy, within the context of the early childhood system in Colorado. Since its inception in 1965, more than 20 million children and families nationally have benefited from Head Start’s comprehensive services.
Denver Preschool Program
Approved by Denver voters in 2006, the Denver Preschool Program (DPP) is a ground-breaking tax-funded initiative designed to increase Denver children’s access to high-quality preschool. Now celebrating its fifth year, DPP has provided over $40 million in tuition support to help more than 25,000 Denver families send their child to the quality preschool of their choice, and independent evaluation results confirm that the vast majority of these children have left preschool prepared for kindergarten.
Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado
The Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and guidance in the management and administration of child care centers. Established in 1985, the Early Childhood Association of Colorado has become the second largest child care association in the nation and represents over 400 licensed child care centers, preschools, and school-age programs.