The Douglas County Early Childhood Council

The Douglas County Early Childhood Council (DCECC) is dedicated to helping parents and child care providers learn about programs and services for young children, birth to age 8.  A child’s early learning experiences help shape the ways they grow and thrive as they move through their youngest years, school-age and into adulthood.  DCECC offers resources and supports to help parents make the most of these early years so that their children adapt well and succeed in life.star2b


Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines

The Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines are a helpful resource that describes kids’ development and abilities from birth to eight years old and offer tips for how adults can help develop and support those abilities. Whether you’re a first-time parent or caregiver — or an experienced professional - you can learn practical tips in just a few minutes or explore the complete Guidelines in much more detail.


Report suspected child abuse and neglect to Colorado’s statewide child abuse and neglect hotline


Resources for Parents and Family

DCECC will help connect you to the services and supports you need to successfully raise your young child. Parents Start Here

About Douglas County Early Childhood Council

DCECC’s mission is to foster and promote a comprehensive, high quality and responsive system of early childhood supports in Douglas County. Learn More About the Douglas County Early Childhood Council

Resources for Professionals

One of the greatest resources for a young child is the early childhood professional. Discover information that can help child care professionals at all levels understand available career paths, develop increased skills and knowledge, and improve quality of care. Learn More

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Douglas County School District Preschool Registration

Douglas County School District Child Find