The Early Childhood Council of Larimer County (ECCLC) is one of Colorado's 31 Early Childhood Councils working to improve services to children and families. The Councils focus their efforts on improving availability and quality of services in the areas of family support and education, health & well-being, and learning & development.  This work is guided by the Early Childhood Colorado Framework.


The Early Childhood Council of Larimer County began in 1997 as a community collaboration focused on early childhood issues in our community.  ECCLC was one of 12 original Consolidated Child Care Pilots for the State of Colorado established by legislation to help support and build local early childhood systems.

In 2003, ECCLC became an independent 501(c)(3) with a governing board and paid staff members.  In 2006, Colorado passed HB 1062, which expanded Early Childhood Councils statewide and provided on-going funding for ECCLC through the Colorado Department of Human Services.

Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan

Mission: We bring the community together to share knowledge and resources, build expertise and work collaboratively to ensure that all young children in Larimer County have the care, support and opportunities necessary to grow, learn and succeed.

Vision: All children in Larimer County are valued, healthy and thriving.

Strategic Plan: 2020 – 2025 Goals

  • Broaden and diversify a qualified and well-compensated early childhood workforce.
  • Increase the number of families that can access and afford quality child care.
  • Elevate and support community involvement and investment in quality early childhood experiences.
  • Collaborate with families and community organizations to address and break down barriers to accessing services.
  • Support infant and early childhood mental health and social emotional development.

Click to see our full 2020-2025 Strategic Plan.

Check out our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan Evaluation Report!

Annual Reports

2019 - 2020

2018 - 2019

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011