Help Us Build Creative Options Center #5
Building a Foundation for a Lifetime of Success
and a Brighter Future for Colorado’s Children!
In 2018, Ability Connection Colorado (ACCO) will break ground on its fifth Creative Options Center for Early Childhood Education to serve an additional 175 of Colorado’s most vulnerable children. Right now, there are over 350 children on a wait list for this new Center.
Annually, more than 600 children from birth to age five enroll across four Creative Options Centers for Early Childhood Education. Creative Options Five will be located in “The Children’s Corridor,” an area of significant need and dramatic risk for children in the state of Colorado (Piton Foundation).
Of the 53,000 high-risk children living in The Children’s Corridor, nearly 70% are in poverty or at risk. Ten children are born here every day: four will not have adequate prenatal care; half won’t be reading at grade level by the 3rd grade; and only half will graduate from high school.
A local developer, MGL Partners, is providing land in a low-income area currently in the process of redevelopment, and ACCO has accepted the challenge to raise $2.3 million to build and equip the facility.
Our construction is taking longer than anticipated, raising the cost of this project. The goal is to open this new 8,935 square foot facility in 2018 – and we need your help!
Creative Options Five will serve the most vulnerable children in Colorado, in The Children’s Corridor, a 40-square mile area in Denver and Aurora identified as one of the most significant areas of need in the entire state.
Important initiatives such as this require visionary partners, who recognize that our best future is realized when we invest in children today. We hope you can join us in this very important endeavor!
Groundbreaking Images from December, 2017
Early Education Matters—for all Coloradans.
- Six classrooms for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
- An outdoor fenced play area overlooking Mt. Nebo Park
- An onsite kitchen to provide nutritious, made from scratch meals
- Kid-friendly furnishings that meet NAEYC and Head Start standards
- State of the art security and communication systems
- Conference rooms for parent/family education and staff meetings
We need your help to reach our goal!
You can help provide early childhood education to at-risk children in need by donating today.
You can also leverage your gift with the Colorado Child Care Contribution Tax Credit. Learn more about how to take advantage of this tax savings here.
Center, classroom, and other naming opportunities are available. Please contact Judy Ham, President & CEO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.691.9339.
Thanks for your support!