Tamara M. Sparks Early Learning Center Opens

Posted June 6, 2024 by Brian Grimes

Denver, Colorado – Mile High United Way believes all children deserve a strong start. With half of kids living in a childcare desert, in some cases with nothing available, they are committed to improving Colorado’s childcare landscape.

Last week they cut the ribbon on the Tamara M. Sparks Early Learning Center at Mile High United Way, providing a brighter future for 60 children. The center is located at their headquarters in Curtis Park and will be a hub for their United for Families program. In addition to affordable childcare, it will provide a place for workforce development training and wraparound support for families.

Davis Partnership Architects was pleased to work with Mile High United Way on this latest effort, creating a scalable model that can ultimately transform the childcare sector in the state.
“We are so excited to see this project open, providing high-quality early childhood education to an underserved community” said Joe Lear, partner at Davis Partnership Architects. “It is the latest in our commitment to support the MHUW and families in Denver.”

“A couple years ago, we had a vision drawn out on a napkin to turn our underutilized conference center at Mile High United Way into a place for love, learning, and growth. We could not be more excited with how Davis Partnership Architects brought that vision to life with the creation of the Tamara M. Sparks Early Learning Center at Mile High United Way. The bright, warm, happy environment that Davis Partnership Architects designed will foster a joy of learning for generations of children in our community,” said Christine Benero, Mile High United Way president and CEO.