The Voice

ECEA of Colorado is the voice for Colorado child care providers and the children they educate.

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Our Mission

To promote the growth, long-term sustainability, and quality of licensed private early childhood education programs for children birth to 12 years. This is achieved through advocacy, education, and legislative representation.

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Our Vision

Private early childhood education is an essential part of the educational system, is of high quality, and supports parental choice to meet the needs of Colorado’s families and their children.

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We are the Early Childhood Education Association of Colorado.

We Are EcEA

ECEA membership is comprised of licensed child care facilities, encompassing single and multiple centers, profit and non-profit centers, faith-based and secular centers, preschool, school-age, and family child care programs. 

Each member has one vote regardless of the number of programs represented. 

Members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings and participate in committee work.

Our Objectives


To perpetuate licensed child care in private sector facilities and programs.


To encourage excellence, education and professionalism within the child care industry.


To encourage uniformity and fairness within the child care regulatory process.


To encourage and support creativity, individuality and innovativeness within the child care industry.


To provide a forum for the free sharing of knowledge, ideas, experiences and resources.


To educate the public and foster a positive image of early care and education.

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