To engage and empower parents, families, professionals, and communities to provide enriched environments for all children birth - 8 years through: Advocacy, Resources, and Comprehensive Services.
In 2015, the updated United Way of Denton County Community Needs Assessment estimated that approximately 8,217 Denton County children under the age of five were living in poverty. Research shows that when these children enter school, they are behind in basic but critical skills, such as reading, math and vocabulary. Access to quality pre-school education has been proven to have long term effects on students including increased graduation rates, and decreases in behavior problems, crime, and delinquency.
To ensure that our children are prepared for school, United Way of Denton County, the Denton Independent School District, and the City of Denton have created Denton County's first Early Childhood Coalition and are implementing projects and programs to address our community’s needs. The goals of the Coalition's community partners are to increase kindergarten readiness, provide equal access to parent resources, and to promote lifelong learning and success.
Click here to access Early Childhood Document Portal
Click here to access our Early Childhood Resource Directory