The Early Childhood Learning Initiatives
The Boettcher Foundation has invested in two programs aimed at improving educational opportunities for children from the earliest ages. Whether it is the facilities where they learn or the professionals who educate them, the Foundation has pioneered in funding successful programs that are proving to make a difference.
In 2006, the Boettcher Foundation recognized a critical gap in funding for early childhood education centers and pioneered a unique method of addressing the gap.
Administered through Qualistar, the Colorado Capital Fund (QCap) was created to support quality-related capital improvements in Colorado’s early childhood learning centers. These improvements range from classroom expansion to playground improvements and health and safety improvements.
Qualistar is an ideal partner for helping us meet this goal since it is an organization whose mission is: “To advance the school readiness of Colorado’s children by measuring and improving quality early childhood education (ECE) and to be the resource connecting parents to quality programs.”
Clayton Early Learning Institute
The Boettcher Foundation understands that educators have a huge impact on the quality of a child’s early learning, potentially setting the stage for a lifetime of learning success.
That’s why we have invested more than $3 million to help provide model educational and training opportunities to early childhood educators throughout the state, through both the Clayton Early Learning Institute and a Colorado Community Colleges initiative.