our impact

We answer 2,500 technical assistance requests, deliver professional development to hundreds of professionals, award capital improvement grants in nonprofit programs, and catalyze dozens of policy changes.


We are grateful for our partners and funders who help us make accomplishments toward healthier futures for all children in Colorado. View our 2017-2018 community report here. 


Learn about hot topics from our team and partners. In our blog, you will learn about some of the important work we are leading to impact health, safety, and wellness in the early childhood settings and systems.

High-Quality Outdoor Environments for Colorado’s Children

One of the most fulfilling parts of my job is visiting the programs we support with grant funding. I recently had the opportunity to visit two Healthy Beginnings, Active Futures grant recipients. The Healthy Beginnings, Active Futures grant is for Colorado-based nonprofit and for profit early childhood education programs, including family child care, that serve children younger than age five and need improvements to their outdoor facilities.

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Helping Young Children Develop Healthy Habits

Did you know tooth decay is the number one chronic disease in childhood, and that it’s preventable in nearly every case? It’s imperative that children learn to take care of their bodies when they are young so they can develop healthy habits. This means that early childhood professionals and families have key roles to play in helping children develop healthy routines.

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