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Colorado Early Literacy Framework 2020-2025

Read the Colorado Early Literacy Framework 2020-2025 (PDF), a vision for the next level of early literacy in public libraries.

Play, Learn, and Grow

A video for anyone caring for babies, toddlers, or preschoolers. See how everyday activities help children learn and prepare them for success later in life.

Learn More About Bringing a Play, Learn, and Grow Workshop to Your Library

Learning Starts Early

The vast majority of a child’s brain is developed by age 5. All of their experiences contribute to an intricate map of brain connections that pave the way for the rest of their lives.

Colorado is dedicated to getting children off to a good start. Explore this site’s resources and ideas to help you with the important job of growing early learners.