Boulder County has one of the widest achievement gaps in all of Colorado. We can close this gap, but we must start before kids enter school.


The Good News

Dozens of organizations are hard at work locally, partnering with parents to address the needs of our county’s most vulnerable children.

Nine children are born each day in Boulder County on average, mostly to educated, middle- and upper-class families. Their futures look bright, statistically. Two of those infants, however, are born into poverty. They are more likely to arrive at kindergarten already behind, while also struggling to learn English.
This Community Solutions Action Plan for Early Learning lays out a roadmap for a collaborative, county-wide cross-sector effort involving parents, leadership and the broader community, to help ensure Boulder County's achievement gap closes significantly by 2016.

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