Municipal Leadership

The Office of Children's Affairs (OCA) has become a model of creative and innovative leadership in achieving positive outcomes for children and youth.  OCA’s best practices are shared at the national, state, and local levels through its connection and participation in a variety of peer networking and advisory groups and through national publications.  

OCA has received awards and special recognition at the local and national level.  





America’s Promise Alliance Colorado Head Start Association Babies to College Planning Group
Afterschool Policy Advisors Network (APAN) – National League of Cities Colorado Department of Education’s Extended Learning Opportunities Commission Center for Urban Education
Early Care and Education Network – National League of Cities Colorado Division of Child Care, Quality Rating Improvement System 2 Steering Committee City/DPS Coordinating Council
Education Policy Advisors Network (EPAN) – National League of Cities Neighbor Care Provider Network

Covering Kids and Families

United States Conference of Mayors Rocky Mountain Regional Conference Advisory Group Crime Prevention and Control Commission
    Denver Children’s Task Force
    Denver Early Childhood Council
    Denver Outreach Partners
    Denver Preschool Program
    North East Denver Children’s Collaborative

Links to National Publications