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.

Stone Soup 2021: Gathering Community, Nourishing Children

Honoring our Essential Workers: Early Childhood Teachers and Caregivers

Watch the recording of our March 2nd event:

Explore the Stone Soup story with our special guest readers!

We have several videos with special guest readers sharing versions of our favorite fable from around the world!

Mile High Early Learning Centers
Six early learning centers located throughout Denver.
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Mile High Early Learning provides quality early childhood education for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years.
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Become a Sponsor

Download our 2021 Stone Soup Sponsorship Opportunities

Event Sponsorship (click on the sponsorship level below to access payment links)

Commis Chef Sponsor ($1,500)
Program recognition

Chef de Partie Sponsor ($2,500)
Program recognition & more

Sous Chef Sponsor ($5,000)
Program recognition, ad, & more

Executive Chef Sponsor ($7,500)
VIP event recognition & more

Chef de Cuisine Sponsor ($10,000)
Premier recognition, event banner, & more

Stone Soup 2021 Presenting Sponsor ($15,000)
Premier recognition, virtual address, & more

Checks may be made payable to Mile High Early Learning and mailed to:

ATTENTION: Stone Soup Breakfast
Mile High Early Learning
616 East Speer Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80203

For more information, contact Nathan Harlan at or 303-962-2634.

Thanks to our 2021 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Chef De Cuisine Sponsor

Alix and John

Executive Chef Sponsor

Sharon and
Rob Link

Sous Chef Sponsors

Laura Barton and
William Matthews

Chef de Partie Sponsors


Dalton Fowler


Kate Kennedy

John and Barb

Commis Chef Sponsors

Cody and
Seth Belzley

Elaine and
Steve Berman

Pamela Harris and
Brad Clemmons

Bruce and
Heidi Hoyt



David and
Judy Koff



Tiny Bear

Chris Watney
and Rob Gary

Dave and
Debbie Younggren

Adele and
Gerry Phelan

Why Stone Soup?

Mile High Early Learning started with a concept developed by Anna Jo Haynes over 40 years ago. In the decades that followed, that concept – which is the stone in our stone soup – has been seasoned by partnerships, civic leaders, communities, volunteers, friends and families, enabling Mile High Early Learning to satisfy a growing hunger and need for subsidized, quality early childhood care and education.

Over the years, new ingredients have been added to our “soup” resulting in improved methods of teaching, better health and social services for our children and their families, and a growing understanding of the power of cooperation and collaboration. These ingredients are what give Mile High Early Learning the flavor that it has today. They enable our “soup” to be shared in Denver’s poorest neighborhoods and our children a chance for a successful start in school.

To continue nourishing Denver’s low-income children with the quality early childhood education they need and deserve, we need to add ingredients to this soup, enhance its flavor and make certain our pot remains full.

Thank you for continuing to be a key ingredient in our success.