Partners for strong families and quality early childhood experiences
When parents and caregivers feel supported and have equitable access to resources and information, children and communities thrive, which is why Triad Bright Futures serves as the local coordinating entity for the early childhood system in Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties.
Bright Futures Roadmap is a community-wide strategy to support the health and well-being of the youngest children and families in our community.
Triad Bright Futures is the local coordinating organization (LCO) whose mission is to convene stakeholders and align strategies and resources across sectors to implement the Bright Futures Roadmap and UPK Colorado in Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties.
As the LCO, Triad Bright Futures coordinates the universal preschool program by supporting providers and families and increasing access to a variety of high-quality early care and education options for families.
Four Cornerstones of the Bright Futures Roadmap
Quality Early Care & Education
Families have a variety of high-quality early care and education options that meet their needs, provided through a mixed-delivery system.
Family Support & Home Visiting Programs
Families are supported in their role as a child’s first and most important teacher with family support services that meet their diverse needs.
Access to Mental Health Consultation & Support
Families, child care programs, providers have access to mental health consultation to fully support the social-emotional development of children and mental health of adults.
Screening, Assessment & Referral System
A robust screening, assessment, and referral system that works to address physical, social-emotional, behavioral, and social determinants of health.
Triad Bright Futures: History & Background
In 2019 a strong public-private partnership of Jefferson County community leaders launched the Bright Futures Roadmap, a county-wide vision of improved outcomes for Jefferson County families with children prenatal to age eight. In 2022, these partners re-committed to the Bright Futures Roadmap to serve as the LCO for Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties.
The work of Triad Bright Futures builds on the legacy of the LAUNCH Together project, which established a shared understanding of early childhood social-emotional health and development and developed a collaborative infrastructure that continues to support the progress of the Bright Futures Roadmap and the work of the LCO today.
This work is generously supported with funding from the Colorado Gives Foundation, Colorado Department of Early Childhood, and Gary Community Ventures.
Triad Bright Futures Values:
- Strong Families, Strong Community
- Equitable, High-Quality Experiences
- Supported Adults Across Communities
- Sustained Commitment and Coordinated Services
- Continuous Improvement
Triad Bright Futures Partner Organizations
Triad Bright Futures partner organizations work in close collaboration to support the health and well-being of the youngest children and their families. Triad Bright Futures works closely with TRIAD Early Childhood Council to increase preschool capacity and support providers across our communities. Partners include:
- Arvada Chamber of Commerce
- Benefits in Action
- Clear Creek County Human Services
- Clear Creek Parks & Recreation
- Clear Creek School District R-1
- Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
- Eagles’ Nest Early Learning Center (Gilpin)
- Edgewater Collective
- Gilpin County Library
- Gilpin County Parks & Recreation
- Gilpin County School District RE-1
- Jeffco Prosperity Partners
- Jefferson Center for Mental Health
- Jefferson County Child Care Association (JCCCA)
- Jefferson County Head Start
- Jefferson County Human Services
- Jefferson County Public Health
- Jefferson County Public Library
- Jefferson County Public Schools
- Lakewood Connects
- Lakewood Head Start
- Lifespan Local
- TRIAD Early Childhood Council