Providing a quality educational experience, inspired by the Montessori approach, for children farthest from resources.

Providing a quality educational experience, inspired by the Montessori approach, for children farthest from resources.

Contribute to Mile High Early Learning

We invite individuals, foundations, corporations, and other entities to partner with us in our work to deliver high quality early care and education programs and to advance practices that will help transform the early childhood field.

Donations and grants support the general operations of Mile High Early Learning – including three areas of focus that are critical to our mission:

Providing high quality culturally responsive early care and education at early learning centers located in Denver’s under-resourced neighborhoods. We blend and braid funding streams from a number of sources to ensure access for families without the means to cover the cost of enrolling at one of our centers. We provide necessary health and social services to complement our high quality early education program to ensure that our children and families have the resources they need to thrive.

Engaging parents and Family, Friend and Neighbor caregivers in Babies Ready for College – providing them with information about how children’s brains grow and ways to facilitate that growth so that their children are ready for school. External evaluations confirm that the program is creating deep, life-changing impact among caregivers and parents, and demonstrate a strong return on investment. Parenting Stress Index data continue to show a significant decrease in caregivers’ stress from pre- to post-program, and data suggest improved caregiver and child well-being.

Training early childhood educators through our Professional Learning Center – ensuring that teachers have the knowledge and skills to be effective in the classroom. In addition to professional development and hands-on practical experiences for Mile High Early Learning staff, the Professional Learning Center includes continuing education programs for both our educators and those working at other early childhood programs.

Contributions to Mile High Early Learning qualify for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit – a 50% credit of your contribution on your Colorado State Income Tax (read more below).

Donate Online

You can donate online to MHEL using credit cards or bank transfer via PayPal.

Or send your check directly to:
Mile High Early Learning
ATTN: Nathan Harlan
616 E Speer Blvd.
Denver, CO 80203

Support our Annual Stone Soup Celebration

Visit our 2021 Stone Soup page to learn more about the event or to donate.

Questions?

Please contact Nathan Harlan, Director of Development, at 303.962.2634 or nathanh@milehighearlylearning.org

Thank you for your support!

Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit: The Child Care Contribution Credit (CCCC) helps support quality child care programs for low-income families. Any taxpayer (corporate as well as individual) that makes a monetary contribution to promote child care in Colorado may claim an income tax credit of up to 50% of the total value of the contribution when filing your Colorado state taxes. Currently, under IRS regulations, 100% of your contribution may also be claimed as a tax deduction when filing your federal income tax. However, in August 2018, the IRS proposed changes that could impact the amount of your contribution that can claimed as a tax deduction when filing your federal income tax. Please consult a certified tax advisor to determine your specific eligibility.
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