About Triad Bright Futures

Partners for strong families and quality early childhood experiences

Triad Bright Futures is the Local Coordinating Organization (LCO) for Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties.

The mission of Triad Bright Futures is to convene stakeholders and align strategies and resources across sectors to implement the Bright Futures Roadmap and Universal Preschool in Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties. Strategic priorities include:

  1. Families have a variety of high-quality early care and education options that meet their needs and are provided through a mixed-delivery system.
  2. Families are supported in their roles as children’s first and most important teachers through an array of home visitation services that meet families’ diverse needs.
  3. Programs and providers have access to mental health consultation to fully support families’ social-emotional well-being.
  4. A robust screening, assessment, and referral system that works to address physical, social-emotional, behavioral, and social determinants of health.

This broad cross-sector community partnership effort was launched in 2019 as the Jeffco Bright Futures Roadmap, a shared vision for the youngest children and families in our community, developed by a diverse group of community stakeholders. Today, the Roadmap work continues and encompasses Colorado’s Universal Preschool Program, as well as early childhood system coordination in the mountain communities of Gilpin and Clear Creek.

The work of Triad Bright Futures builds on the legacy of the LAUNCH Together project, which succeeded in establishing a shared understanding of early childhood social-emotional health and development across our region. The initiative also helped develop a collaborative infrastructure that continues to support the progress of the Bright Futures Roadmap and the work of the LCO.

This work is generously supported with funding from the Colorado Department of Early Childhood, Community First Foundation, and Gary Community Ventures.

Our Vision

All families in Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties have the support they need to promote their child’s health and well-being for sustained success in school and in life.

Our 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 stakeholder organizations work in close collaboration to support the health and well-being of the youngest children and their families. These partner organizations include:

  • TRIAD Early Childhood Council
  • Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Clear Creek School District R-1
  • Gilpin County School District RE-1
  • Jefferson Center for Mental Health
  • Jefferson County Human Services
  • Jefferson County Public Health
  • Jefferson County Public Library
  • Lakewood Head Start
  • Jefferson County Head Start
  • Jeffco Prosperity Partners
  • Gilpin County Human Services
  • Eagles Nest Early Learning Center (Gilpin)
  • Gilpin County Parks & Recreation
  • Jefferson County Child Care Association (JCCCA)
  • Oak Street Child Development Center
  • Lakewood Connects, Lakewood Church
  • Edgewater Collective
  • Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation

Organizational Structure

Triad Bright Futures is a project fiscally sponsored by Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition. Triad Bright Futures is staffed by Jennifer Anton, Executive Director, who has primary responsibilities to implement the Bright Futures Roadmap and support the requirements of the Local Coordinating Organization. The Mountain Coordinator (to be hired) will support and coordinate specifically in Clear Creek and Gilpin counties, as well as the western part of Jeffco.

The Advisory Board of community partners from the three counties supports the Executive Director as Triad Bright Futures works to implement the Roadmap and meet the requirements of the LCO. The Executive Committee of the Advisory Board makes recommendations to guide the project on key issues including budget approval and the LCO Community Plan.