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Colorado’s Youngest: A 0-5 Profile

Gary Community Investments is committed to helping ensure that low-income children are prepared to enter kindergarten “ready to learn,” meaning they have been exposed to experiences that develop their sensory, language and cognitive skills. Children who enter kindergarten ready to learn are more likely to read proficiently by the end of third grade, a leading indicator of future educational and economic success.

In an effort to provide more insight into Colorado’s early childhood landscape, The Piton Foundation’s Data Initiative just released "Colorado’s Youngest: A Profile of the 0-5 Population," the first in a series of briefs about our state’s youngest children. This demographic profile of children born from 2009 - 2013 who live in Colorado and metro Denver takes an in-depth look at vulnerable births and examines additional indicators that represent the development of young children.  Accompanying the brief is an interactive story map that allows users to view additional data and explore neighborhood level maps.