Mile High Early Learning is Denver’s oldest and largest provider of subsidized quality early childhood care and education—serving thousands of Denver’s vulnerable children every year since 1970.
Mile High Early Learning News
On August 1, 2016, Mile High Early Learning’s Edna Oliver Early Learning Center hosted U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. during his trip to highlight the work Colorado is doing to improve access to high-quality early learning.
Read more about Secretary King’s visit.
Secretary King with Mile High Early Learning President Dr. Pamela K. Harris and President Emeritus Anna Jo Haynes.
Mile High Early Learning Mission
Mile High Early Learning is committed to providing high quality early childhood education for low income children in order to prepare them for continued success in school.
Our priority goals and objectives are:
- To offer a quality educational experience
- To provide a professional workforce
- To exemplify effective leadership
- To continue the ongoing efforts to cultivate innovative partnerships
- To assure fiscal health and sustainability
Message from the President
Mile High Early Learning is the largest and oldest provider of subsidized quality early care and education in Denver. Our mission is to ensure that our most vulnerable children have an opportunity to succeed in school and in life. Using a Montessori inspired approach, we help the children we serve by fostering in them social competency, a habit of concentration, initiative and persistence, pride in the physical environment and a life-long joy of learning—all qualities which engender school success and responsible and engaged citizens.
Our five early learning centers across Denver can serve more than 500 children each day. Our two drop-in centers, in partnership with Denver Human Services and Denver Courts, provide a safe and healthy setting for their clients’ children. At our Northeast Learning Center, we have community education and outreach programs for Family, Friend and Neighbor care providers as well as parents. Programs such as Babies Ready for College and Play and Learn Groups are focused on supporting children’s growth and development by working with parents and caregivers.
Last year, we served over 626 diverse families and children in our centers from the Denver metro area and nearly 400 parents, children and caregivers in our community outreach programs. Additionally, we received more than 7,500 visits at our two drop-in locations operated in partnership with the City of Denver.
We remain deeply committed to ensuring that all children have access to quality early care and education. I welcome you to join us to make a difference in children’s lives.