Earlier Is Easier

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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyEarlier is Easier is a collaborative of 28 organizations working to increase awareness of the importance of early literacy and early interactions. Provides parents and caregivers with information and activities that promote early learning via their English and Spanish websites. Earlier is Easier also works through partners and other organizations to distribute printed tip cards in English and Spanish. Partner organizations include:

- BCDI (Black Child Development Institute) - Denver
- Bright By Three
- Children's Museum of Denver
- Clayton Early Learning
- Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy
- Colorado State Library
- Denver Mayor's Office of Children's Affairs
- Denver's Early Childhood Council
- Denver Preschool Program
- Denver Public Health
- Denver Public Library
- Early Intervention Colorado
- EPIC (Executives Partnering to Invest in Children)
- Families First
- Focus Points
- 460th Medical Group
- Hope Center
- Imagination Library of Denver
- Invest in Kids
- Junior League of Denver
- Laradon
- Metropolitan State University of Denver
- Mile High Early Learning
- National Civic League
- Parent Possible
- Qualistar Colorado
- Reach Out and Read Colorado
- Rocky Mountain PBS
MissionPromotes the value of interacting with children ages birth to three through singing, playing, talking, writing, reading, and laughing to enhance development and help shape children's lives when brain development is most critical.
HistoryEarlier is Easier was conceptualized in 2010 by Reach Out and Read Colorado, the Denver Public Library, and the Colorado Parent and Child Foundation, with the purpose of reaching parents and caregivers at the local level to convey the importance of early literacy and early interactions through a public awareness campaign. In 2013 Earlier is Easier established a collaborative with more than 15 Denver-area early childhood agencies serving in an advisory, supportive or endorsing capacity. Currently, 28 organizations are working together to fully support the Earlier is Easier effort. Based on the principles of the nationally recognized program "Every Child Ready to Read", parents are encouraged to engage in six practices with their young children; reading, talking, singing, writing, playing, and laughing. By leveraging the scope and reach of their partnership, Earlier is Easier is empowering parents and caregivers to be active teachers, providing the positive learning experiences that are foundational for success in school and life.
LocationDenver County
Geographic AreaStatewide
Facility/ADA AccessLimited, call for specific information
Intake ProcedureVisit the website or call for more information.
Agency TypeNonprofit
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityFamilies with children ages birth to three
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Administration)
Contact Information
Mailing Address 110 W 14th Ave Pkwy
Mailing Address 2c/o Denver Public Library Friends Foundation
Mailing City, State, ZipDenver, CO 80204
Main Phone(720) 663-1152
Web Addresshttp://www.earlieriseasier.org/
Director Information
Director's NameAlison Hatch
Director's PositionProject Manager
Director's Phone(720) 663-1152
Director's Emailearlieriseasier@gmail.com
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered9/16/2015
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Earlier Is Easier
Affiliated Programs: Earlier Is Easier
Affiliated Services: Early Childhood Learning - Earlier Is Easier