About Us

About Us

Our Mission, Goals, & Values

Early Childhood Partners (ECP) is a group of professionals who specialize in the early years of child development when support has the biggest impact on lifelong success.

Our Vision

High quality early childhood experiences for all children and families

Our Mission

To educate, cultivate and integrate all who care for young children by supporting families and early learning environments in our community so that every child can thrive.

Our Values

  • Family and child centered
  • Culturally diverse and sensitive
  • Inclusive of all children and families
  • Preventative and proactive

Meet Our Team

Julia Kozusko

(2003-present)

is Early Childhood Partner’s Executive Director, and has been with the organization since its inception [READ MORE]…

Liz Costaldo

(2004-present)

is Early Childhood Partner’s Program Director, and has been working in the field of early childhood education for over 20 years. [READ MORE]…

Olga Wilkins

(2003-present)

has worked for over twenty years in the area of mental health with children and families in Costa Rica and Colorado. [READ MORE]…

Emily Marion

(2008-present)

is a coach and trainer for Early Childhood Partners, certified through the Colorado Department of Education. [READ MORE]…

Megan Shull

(2010-present)

has served children, adults, and families in a variety of settings. Her pediatric occupational therapy services include: evaluation and assessment of children birth through eighteen years of age. [READ MORE]…

Glenda Wentworth

(2015-present)

coordinate’s the Family Leadership Training Institute (FLTI) for ECP, which empowers family and community leaders to become leading, recognized, and respected advocates for children, youth, and families.[READ MORE]…

Tara Lieurance

(2015-present)

is a Certified Coach and Trainer through the Colorado Department of Education, and is a certified observer in the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). [READ MORE]…

Cristina Betancourt Santos

(2019-present)

specializes in providing behavior support and intervention for children and families with an emphasis on social emotional skill building. [READ MORE]…

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