Early Childhood Education

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Catholic Charities' Early Childhood Education operates six Head Start and Early Head Start programs across Denver and serves hundreds of children daily with educational, physical, emotional and psychological support. We serve a significant number of children whose families are experiencing homelessness - as well as children in foster care - providing early care and education programs that are lifelines for Colorado families.

We provide more than 600 mental health consultation hours annually for families and connect them with housing, emergency assistance and other important resources. Because of rising food costs and inflationary pressures, our families face significant food insecurity. That makes the 60,000+ meals we provide annually to our early childhood education students and their families critically important.

ENROLL YOUR CHILD TODAY

Providing comprehensive child development services and family engagement opportunities to promote school readiness.

ENROLL YOUR CHILD TODAY

Providing comprehensive child development services and family engagement opportunities to promote school readiness.

OUR CENTERS aND PROGRAM OPTIONS

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT
HEAD START

1155 Decatur St., Denver, CO 80204
Tel: 720.799.9440

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EARLY HEAD START
HOME-BASED

Tel: .720.799.9280

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GARFIELD
HEAD START

872 S. Knox Court, Denver, CO 80219
Tel: 720.799.9473

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MARIPOSA
CENTER

1240 W 10th Ave., Denver, CO 80204
Tel: 720.328.4796

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HEAD START
Home-BASED

Tel: 720.799.9280

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KENTUCKY
HEAD START

852 S. Knox Court, Denver, CO 80219
Tel: 720.799.9481

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MARGERY REED MAYO
DAY NURSERY

1128 28th Street, Denver, CO 80205
Tel: 303.308.1420

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EARLY HEAD START
PRENATAL PROGRAM

Tel: 720.799.9280

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QUIGG
NEWTON

4440 Navajo St., Denver, CO 80211
Tel: 720.799.9488

ECE Inquiry

  • Tell us which program(s) you are interested in / DÍGANOS EN CUÁLES PROGRAMA(S) ESTÁ INTERESADO(S)

  • Age(s) of child(ren) you would like to enroll / Edades de los niños a los que le gustaría matricular

From Samaritan House to ECE, Diega and her family embark on a new chapter

In 2019, Diega and her family arrived in Denver from Honduras. The adjustment to a new city, new language and new culture had been challenging, but thanks to the support of Samaritan House, they had been able to find stability and a place to call home. It was at Samaritan House where Diega first heard … Read more

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Kentucky Head Start: Embracing Language Diversity

Step inside the vibrant walls of our Catholic Charities Head Start Kentucky location, and you will immediately sense the electric energy of language diversity. Kentucky is a Head Start program designed specifically for families who meet specific financial needs and criteria. What sets this location apart is its one-of-a-kind bilingual classroom, where English and Spanish … Read more

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Mariposa Early Childhood Education Center: A Holistic Approach for Students Success

Mariposa Early Childhood Education center proudly opened its doors in 2012. The building was specifically designed and built for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program and features six specialized classrooms that cater to the distinct needs of every child, allowing them to thrive and reach their full potential. Mariposa, which is one of six early childhood … Read more

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Candi Wilson: Teaching the Next Generation Since 1995

“I love the way they run to me, eager to start their day. I cherish these moments.” For Candi Wilson, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing the look of eagerness on her students’ faces when they arrive at school each morning. “I get so excited when I come in the morning because seeing them … Read more

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VIDEO: Rachel and family flourish at ECE

With Catholic Charities supporting her, Rachel keeps moving onward and upward, including her two sons attending its Early Childhood Education centers. “If my son Liam wasn’t in Head Start program before going into kindergarten, he wouldn’t be where he is at now,” Rachel said about her 6-year-old son. “I feel like he was already ahead … Read more

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Faces of Hope: Liliana

Liliana said her greatest hope is keeping her family together. She participated in Catholic Charities’ Early Head Start prenatal program and felt she had the help she needed. “I think that in my personal experience, finding the possibility of belonging to the Catholic Charities’ program was a blessing in the process of (my) pregnancy,” she … Read more

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Parents find ongoing support, family at Catholic Charities

Jennifer R. and her two boys. She received support from Samaritan House, Early Childhood Education and Marisol Family while rebuilding a life in Denver.

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