Public Funding from Summit County Government; Three major programs come from this funding Head Start 0-5, Right Start Project mill levy .05 dedicated to improving quality care and education to summit county’s youngest population, then Strong Future Initiative, Summit Pre-K tuition credits and funding to support teacher salaries from 2019-2029.
The Summit Foundation is a trusted local community foundation providing leadership and resources to assist local working families, resolve critical community issues and preserve the quality of life we all enjoy in our beautiful mountains.
Based out of Denver, the Buell Foundation invests in Colorado's future everyday by partnering with programs and organizations to ensure that there is a quality system in place that allows all children to be calued, healthy, and thriving. Their strategy includes funding in two primary areas of interest: early childhood education and development and teen pregnancy prevention.
Right Start for Colorado is an Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health initiative partially funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Right Start for Colorado aims to expand infant and early childhood mental health services across Colorado communities by building statewide workforce capacity for professionals serving young children birth to 5 years of age. Right Start for Colorado will provide no cost/ low cost trainings to clinicians and allied providers across the state on numerous infant/early childhood mental health principles and practices, including relationship-based, developmentally specific evidence-based treatments.