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
This past Saturday, Mayor Hancock, joined by city, state and educational leaders, dedicated one of the Mile High Early Learning centers to lifetime civil rights activist and advocate for early childhood education, Anna Jo Garcia Haynes. The center, located at 2851 Tremont Street, is now called the Anna Jo Garcia Haynes Early Learning Center.
Child Development Associate (CDA) Training – Summer 2018
Mile High Early Learning is honored to be a Gold Standard CDA training provider!
We have a few spots left in our CDA training program this summer. Classes start in June for both our Thursday day cohort and Tuesday evening cohort.
Contact Mikayla Martinez at (303) 962-2624 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or to register.
2018 Stone Soup Breakfast
Thank you to our generous friends and partners who made our Stone Soup celebration a big success! Together we raised over $140,000 in support of our work to help Denver’s most vulnerable children succeed in school. We were delighted to hear from Chief Justice Amy L. Nechtem of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court and to honor Colorado Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey and Denver Warm Welcome Court Child Care Leaders.
CDA Gold Standard Awarded to Mile High Early Learning
Mile High Early Learning has been awarded the Child Development Associate (CDA) Gold Standard following a quality review of the organization’s training and student services by the Council for Professional Recognition. The CDA Gold Standard is part of the Council’s early childhood education effort to help CDA students find the high-quality training and student services they need in preparation for a career in early childhood education.
Read the press release from January 2018.
Mile High Early Learning teacher Hannah Weil, who recently received her CDA through Mile High Early Learning’s CDA Program, works with a child at our Edna Oliver Early Learning Center.
Mile High Early Learning’s Child Development Associate Program Featured in The Atlantic
The Art of Teaching the Youngest Students: A Denver child-care provider hopes an in-house training initiative will better prepare educators for a uniquely difficult field.
Read The Atlantic article from August 2017.
The original article was published by Chalkbeat.
Mile High Early Learning Mission
Our mission is to enable all children in Denver to succeed in school by providing resources and education to inspire a lifetime of learning and self-sufficiency.
Our guiding principles are:
- Every child deserves access to high quality early childhood learning experiences
- Families and parents are key to children’s success in school and in life.
- Staff are valued as professionals with opportunities for ongoing professional development.
- As an inclusive, learning-centered organization, we embrace innovation, assessment, and reflection to continuously improve.
- Through our programs and advocacy, we promote systems-level impacts that support and improve the field.
Message from the President
Dr. Pamela K. Harris
President and CEO
Mile High Early Learning has been closing the achievement gap for more than 45 years. We reach more than 9,000 children annually throughout our programs. Our vision is to cultivate every child’s unique potential. Using a Montessori inspired approach, children develop 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 seven 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. We provide community education and outreach programs for Family, Friend and Neighbor care providers as well as parents through our programs Babies Ready for College, Short & Sweet Book Clubs, and Play and Learn Groups.
Through our Professional Learning Center, we offer opportunities for our staff and the community to enhance their education and credentials. The Child Development Associate program offers a foundational credential in early childhood education for those just entering the field. Our partnership with University of Colorado Denver provides a Master of Arts degree with emphasis in social justice.
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.