School Readiness

The Office of Children's Affairs (OCA) partners with other city agencies and community based organizations to leverage resources and provide comprehensive services to support parents as teachers and prepare children for kindergarten.   

The benefit of investment through public/private partnerships is significant. The return of every dollar leveraged from early childhood development results in later school success, more educated workers, and less crime.

Programs and Initiatives

Denver Great Kids Head Start - provides comprehensive early care and education to prepare children for kindergarten and future school success  

The 5 By 5 Program - provides Denver's Head Start families opportunities to experience 15 of Denver's top cultural attractions at no cost 

Quality Child Care - an initiative to increase access to quality child care and increase quality of early childhood education programs   

Additional Resources

The governing body of Denver Great Kids Head Start is the Policy Council,  where parents and community representatives work together in policy making and program decisions for DGKHS.  

Awards

The Denver Great Kids Head Start Award is given to one staff person and one parent selected from each of the five Head Start delegate agency providers.  View award recipients.


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