The Office of Children's Affairs, formerly known as the Mayor's Office for Education and Children, was established in 1995 to advocate for children and youth in the City and County of Denver from birth to young adulthood. The Office of Children's Affairs is dedicated to ensuring Denver’s children and youth have their basic needs met, are ready for kindergarten, and prepared for academic and professional success. We do not provide direct services, rather we work with other city agencies and community partners to increase access, increase participation, and improve the quality of programs and services for all of Denver’s children and youth.
Vision: Deliver a city where children, youth, and their families have an opportunity to succeed.
Our Mission Values
Our Operational Values
The office has become a national model of creative and innovative municipal leadership to support children and youth.
View resources for publications and videos that illustrate how the Office of Children's Affairs is achieving promising outcomes.
Read about the awards and special recognition given to our staff members and programs.