Our focus on evaluation and quality improvement from the start drives how we facilitate the implementation of our programs over time.

Invest in Kids Approach

Community Planning





We identify the right programs:

  • Meet with local leaders throughout the state to understand needs
  • Focus on programs predominantly serving low-income children (ages 0-8) and their families
  • Identify programs that have been rigorously researched, demonstrate cost savings, and have a well-defined model for replication

We introduce these proven programs into Colorado communities:

  • Engage diverse stakeholders
  • Build (or work with existing) coalitions for support and oversight

We implement the programs through collaboration with agency partners and community leaders:

  • Secure funding at the local, state and federal levels through public and private sources
  • Provide training, technical assistance and ongoing professional development

We ensure each program’s ongoing success and sustainability:

  • Strict adherence to guidelines of delivery and quality improvement
  • Measurement of outcomes
  • Ongoing evaluation for fidelity, accountability and sustainability